The idea of the work began with feeling the discomfort with the cold relations we have with others in our society, especially in the art world.
Artist book published by Quinlan Editions and printed in 200 numbered copies.
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 performance focuses on the ability to be silent for a long enough period of time. Executing multiple times in a loop the famous piece by John Cage 4’33”, the piece is developed in a performative and collective way.
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.
White pants, blue blouse, blue jacket, red necklace, red bag, red nails, red lipstick… Liuba arrived at the entrance of the Italian Pavillion at the Venice Biennial on Friday June 2, for the Opening Reception and...
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...
This project looks into connections between selling-works/selling-body experienced by artists. Performed at Bologna Artefiera in 2010
Side by Side is a project that reflects on the simultaneous vision of the opposing sides of life, conscious and subconscious, form and non-form, primitive magnetic force vs. the structures of our society.
This project has been prepared as a site-specific and interactive intervention for the PAC Museum in Milan, as an intersection between places and people.
This project, performed in 2005 in Paris and was realized as a video in 2006, investigates the ambiguity of the limits between ‘public space’ and ‘private space’ and the dynamics of the relationship with the other. It raises questions about the Blindness of Love and the Power of the Senses.
Liuba went to Artefiera’s opening dressed with red dots. Then she took them off from her dress and put them all over the art works exhibited at the fair, creating a variety of reactions from the audience including astonishment, confusion, humour, and shock.
An interactive project conceived for a young public space of the Municipality of Modena.
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.
The Streaps series is a work in progress and it grows according to the creation of new performances and projects.
AlphaOmega is about the beginning and the end of life, birth and death, and about the possibility for life to be born again.
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 piece is a ‘duet’ between live performance and video projection. Both the video and the performance begins with the artist sealed in two big white boxes that tie her in and block her movement.
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.
I've always written in a direct, spontaneous way, without thinking poetry as a form of independent research, but instead as a material to be used for performative, multimedia and visual works
While in University, I was writing Fairy Tales, three of which have been published, and I began working with performance art 'using' Fairy Tales, with the intent of mixing together texts, images, music, space, body, and gestures.
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Dedicated to Rossana and Gianni, with gratitude and love