DETERMINAZIONE PER PIACERE (ma non troppo)
Determination for Pleasure (but not too much)
Determinazione per piacere (ma non troppo) explores the relationship between the female body and the violin with an emphasis on how body movement might augment sound production. The interchangeability of female body and violin becomes a point of focus through which the determination for the experience of pleasure in playing an instrument is sought. This determination for pleasure is a double-edged sword. On the one hand the player desires technical mastery and thus better emotive communication via their instrument. However, it is precisely this desire and determination to reach a heightened pleasurable state that often prevents it. The symbiosis of body and instrument through physical movement and the subsequent relinquishing of a self-conscious state may thus be framed as the union of desire and actuation.