The Slowly Project: Take your time – New York, 2005 – 2011, Usa, colours, 19’36” ed 3 + 2ap
This work comes from a series of performances in the streets of Manhattan between 2005 and 2011. The itinerary of each performance was carefully chosen, with the intention of going into the most nevralgic, symbolic and chaotic areas of the city, as Wall Street, Staten Island Ferry in the early morning, World Trade Center, Grand Central Station, Times square, Union Square, Metropolitan Museum, West4th.
People’s reactions are part of the work…
LIUBA’s videos come from a long creative process that involves project idea and concept, performance production, interactions of people, places identities, collaboration with specific selected cameramen, editing and direction, which are made by the artist herself. The resulting videos mix together all those elements and it a complementary work of the performance itself.
“I consider my videos like paintings, books and sculptures. I carve them, beginning with hours and hours of shootings as they were a huge marble stock, cutting and selecting piece after piece in order to obtain the final shape.
I paint every single second of the video, deciding colors and combining sequences, in order to arrive to the final pattern. I write chapters and scenes as a story, giving a sense to each step following the other. I mix the music with the intent to give voice to the whole levels of lecture implicit in the work. I often collaborate with musicians asking tracks to work with.
I use only original shootings taken during my performances. No studio shootings or actor interactions are used to edit my videos. What is shown is part of what ‘really’ happened and it’s chance one of the main hero of the work.”
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Dedicated to Rossana and Gianni, with gratitude and love