Standing with dried corn roses


ph by Mauro Sambo

6 hours
Venice International Performance Art Week
curated by VestAndPage, Andrigo&Aliprandi, Marilyn Arsem
Under the tutorship of Marilyn Arsem
Palazzo Mora
2020

What if we do just a simple action during a period of time without any interruption, how can the body hold it even when it’s exhausted, full in pain? What if I share just my being, what if I show almost nothing but mostly my presence… Is it just my vulnerability revealing itself, are they all my wounds appearing through my presence?


ph by Fenia Kotsopoulou

Standing with dried corn roses
is an research on being in time and in space as the body itself. The performance consists of the artist’s standing still in the middle of the room with two dried corn roses during 6 hours. They hold the corn roses, rub them with their hands and rub them to each other. The only moving part of the artist’s body is their left arm, hand and their gaze. With the corn roses on their hand; they stare at the room, at Venice sky through the windows, at the ceiling of the room, at the audience. They make eye contact, they watch their passing, they watch how the room changes with people, they watch their own shadow.


ph by Fenia Kotsopoulou