Le Mummie Vincenti (The Winning Mummies), 1999, Italy, colours, 8’55”  ed. 1+ 1ap, Master: VHS, PAL

 

The winning mummies is the first project in which LIUBA worked in ‘real life situations’, out of the artistic spaces. It is also the first project where the video becomes necessary, no longer as a mere documentation but as an artwork that summarizes the performance concept, the reactions of people, place, time, chance. This piece has been performed in the center of Milan’s most crowded areas.

 

The winning mummy is a person who thinks to be socially successful and winning, but his life is completely suffocated by prisons of duties, conventions, hypocrisies and stress.

 

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