Despite the many humanitarian battles of nowadays,
we have good reason to say that we do not care about each other. No matter the faces, the scars, the form of the eyes,
we don't want to show as we really are. We prefer a secure connection, overprotected, the one that we adopt everyday, a bit like this: https:// We may name it wishing of anonymity?
If a group of people, without knowing, meets en plen air with a bilayer above the skin,
what would the self-righteous say? Would they join the assemblage? Perhaps .
We need 50 volunteers, 50 person-objects of the Anonymity.
It's a like a multicoloured dump, but the Artist this time is not in it. What happens if He's the only one not having fun?
The project aims, through a one-week workshop, to prepare a collective open air performance with 50 local participants. Before the conclusive performance, the group of 50 will walk through the streets of the city, calling the attention of passengers and tourists. The departure will be from the City Center; the group will cross the City and finally arrive in a open air venue, where the performance will take place.
More and more often we see urban performances or artistic acts that alter the daily life of everyday citizens;
in which the Artist meets the mass and at the same time is in conflict with it.
In these actions, the Artist places himself on the opposite side as an orchestral conductor, necessary, but invisible. Instead in this performance, the Artist will reveal himself just in the exact time, as the sound of a gong, giving the start to a multicoloured marathon. In an "exact time" that the ancient greeks call "Kairos".
Above the Skin is an artistic and urban action that move from this need:
to meet up, naked and covered (to say it with an oxymoron) by a second skin.
Performers: Giuseppe L. Bonifati with local artists
Partnership DOO performing arts group (Italy) / NTL Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark)
4 May - 29 June 2015
City of Paris - Residency programme at the Cité internationale and Pépinières and at La Fabrique des Pépinières (France)