The Finger and The Moon #6, 2018, Paris, colour, sound, 14’52”, courtesy of LIUBA and Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke
The Finger and the Moon #6 video is coming from LIUBA’s performance at ART PARIS opening at the Grand Palais in 2018.
Dressed like a nun, but with a ‘multifaith’ special dress expressly conceived for this project, LIUBA prayed simultaneously with different kinds of prayers, previously deeply investigated. She went through the Grand Palais praying with the main world religions prayers, and receiving different kind of reaction from the audience: they went from surprise to contemplation to indifference.
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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