The project consists of three collective performances and videos: each project is themed around the problems facing refugees and immigrants and deals with issues connected to acceptance, integration and respect.
This Project explores, through a non-action at the Opening of 56 Venice Biennale and at Bologna Art Fair 2015, the nature of language, the concepts of truth and lies, and the subtle line between art and life.
This project is about spirituality, respect, tolerance, doubt, differences and human beings. It addresses the danger of fanaticism, as well as social and anthropological issues.
The Slowly Project is a work-in-progress, taking place in various cities around the world. The performance consists of moving in ‘slow motion’ in daily life, walking so slowly that the performer becomes a shock to those in the city. The project and the videos are works about society and our lives but also a reminder to take our time, in life and in art, beyond formalities, stereotypes, and social ways.
The concept of the work is a ‘light’ critique of the hypocritical ways that make people act without ‘seeing' and live without seeing, even if they think they do. Art exhibitions are visited but often they are not 'seen'. Most people go there not to see but to be seen...
The action takes place at a crowded beach on the Adriatic Sea on August 13th and makes evident, behaviours during the holidays, in entertainment, and in fashion, in an ironic manner.
Polypolis project consists of the same performance made in different European Cultural Cities Capitals in 2000 and in the video documentation. The project is about how our life in big cities are suffocated by the prison of duties, conventions, hypocrisies and stress.
The work begins with the artist sealed in two big white boxes that tie her and block her movement. It is the imprisonment of a contemporary human being in boxes of duty, convention, ideology and hypocrisy.
This is the first performance where Liuba worked in real-life contexts, and the first project where the video becomes no longer a documentation, but the necessary completion of the work, synthesizing people’s reactions to the performance, places and chance.
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