Video: 10 ′ 39 “, color, sound, and 3 + 2ap
video credits: concept: LIUBA, Performance: LIUBA and SOLE; camera Mario Duchesneau
is a performance and video work prepared for the virtual performances marathon “Corpi sul Palco Performance from home in quarantine time” curated by Andrea Contin, streamed live on the website www.corpisulpalco.com
on May 1 and 2, 2020 and now still visible online in a web version (the full version was just streamed live for the event and it’s available for collectors in edition of 3).
The work is representative of this special moment of LIUBA’s life, full of joy thanks to her beloved newborn son Sole. The video is composed either by intimate personal home scenes and either by a new performance art piece inspired by VIRUS TABLEAUX VIVANT
, a previous work realized in 2004 for the Flash Art Fair
in Milan and part of the VIRUS
series, where the artist was performing in a bathtube.
In Virus Tableaux Vivant the red dots – symbol of ‘sold’ in the art fairs – are sticked onto the artist’s body for criticizing the objectification of the female body, but in QUARANTINE TRILOGY they become an immediate recall to the disease that has shaken the whole world, the ‘corona virus’ and the action becomes a symbol of the healing power of love.
The intimate images of the other two scenes of the triptych, taken from spontaneous daily life at home, present Sole, the artist’s son, caught while laughing, underlining a message of positivity and hope, in a moment of extreme crisis and uncertainty.