• Reflex

    Performance
    MACRO Testaccio, Roma

    14 October 2017
    Rome, MACRO Testaccio, La Pelanda,

    In relation to the migratory phenomenon, there are laws and agreements between nations that reap lives, like the recent one stipulated between Europe and Libya to prevent migrants from reaching the Italian and the Greek coasts. 
This contributed to the construction of a European frontier on the African continent.
  Do we know what really happens in Libya? And how do we react to this once we become aware?

    Reflex is the mirror that reflects that one moment when a person become fully aware of what is happening before their eyes and is confronted towards violence, repetition, limited freedom of movement and responsabilities.

    I convey voices and experiences to understand what Libya is today. Four video interviews collect the suffering but also the appeal of those who have experienced the tough situation that migrants face, crossing Libya. During the video projection, a sequence of movements is repeated 31 times, as many as the signatory nations of the Regulation of Dublin. I perform a humanity who seems to be the oppressor, the victim, and spectator of herself at the same time. The audience plays a key role in the work, in which is catapulted inside through a mirror. 
Artist and sound designer Max Wayne interprets the audience’s reaction through sound giving life to a live mixing.

    Reflex received the patronage of Amnesty International Italia

    Backstage of this work. From 2016 to 2018 I fully devoted my entire time to assist and listen to the stories of migrants stuck at the border of my hometown, Ventimiglia. I decided to use my own body as a tool to scream what my body has been absorbed like a black box over the course of that experience.
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    Un catalizzatore di voci e di esperienze per capire cos’è oggi la Libia, prima frontiera europea, per arrivare a Ventimiglia dove finisce l’Italia e non inizia l’Europa. 
Quattro testimonianze video che raccolgono la sofferenza ma anche l’appello di chi ha vissuto la dura situazione che si presenta per i migranti che attraversano la Libia.
    Durante la proiezione video una sequenza di movimenti viene ripetuta 31 volte, tante quante sono le Nazioni firmatarie del trattato di Dublino. L’interpretazione di un’umanità che sembra essere 
carnefice, vittima e spettatrice di se stessa contemporaneamente. 
Il pubblico è parte integrante dell’opera, nella quale è catapultato all’interno attraverso uno specchio. Di riflesso ai movimenti o all’immobilità dei presenti, l’artista e sound designer Max Wayne da vita ad un mixing sonoro live.

     

    con il patrocinio di Amnesty International Italia

  • REFLEX