Blind Date is an action, in which I propose myself an unnecessary (and uncomfortable) objective to encounter the danger and the unknown.
It culminates with an anti-epic feat: to cross the river Besos of Barcelona (which is slightly contaminated) dressed with a flotation suit made out of empty water bottles.
Previously I established a series of absurd requirements, which I had to complete:
- the crossing-over had to take place in winter.
- I had to dive under water to obtain photographs of the river’s ground.
Once I had decided my goals it began a process of mental and physical preparation
during which I tried to estimate the dangers I would be exposed to.
The imperative of wanting to foresee the risks was kind of a key material which I reused throughout the entire process.
The installation consists of the suit, a table with material obtained and drawings, slides from the river bottom and a video documenting the performance.