The Finger and the Moon #2, 2009-10, Italy,colours 12’38” two channel video ed 3+ 2ap


The Finger and the Moon #2 is the second chapter of a cycle of works by LIUBA dedicated to spirituality and its expressions. The eponymous performance took place in Piazza S. Pietro, Vatican City, where the artist, in a special “multifaith” dress, practiced gestures taken from different religious practices – and was later translated into a two-channel video work and a series of videostills. 

Using the most advanced technologies, The Finger and the Moon #2 has been seen live in streaming in galleries, artists studios, collectors houses and religion communities in different part of the world.

The performance and the streaming connection began at 7pm Italian time. They lasted until police stopped the artist, after more than one hour of performance, impeding to pray in ‘unusual’ ways.