Performance: Rimini Beach, Adriatic Coast, Italy, 2003
Video: 2003, Italy, colours, 3’56” ed 3 + 2ap
series of photographs on aluminum, 2003-2005, ed. 6 +1
videostill STRIP, 2003 ed. 7 + 1
The action takes place at a crowded beach of Rimini on the Adriatic Sea on August 13th, 2003. The performance shows, in a funny and ironical way, the paradoxe of crowded holidays in our modern life. If daily life can be compressed… do we compress our holidays too? Are we really choosing mass homologation or do we simply follow the stream? Or don’t we even realize that?
Holidays can be the result of a conventional choice: do we notice that we are in boxes or do we choose to be? Being a part of this mass makes us feel safe or it entertains us or imprisons us and blocks us?
These and other questions are the essence of the performance that doesn’t aim to give easy answers, but it raises questions about everyday life. The simple visibility of holiday constipation provokes interactions and reactions from the nearby turists, which is an important part of the work.