This one channel demo comes from The Finger and the Moon #1 and The Finger and the Moon #2 two channel videos
THE FINGER AND THE MOON PROJECT
All religions are like fingers pointing to the moon.
What's important is to not look merely at the finger
This project is about Religions and Tolerance:it reflects on man's quest for the Infinite and on tolerance for every form of creation, but it also reflects on the hypocrisy of intolerance and on the danger of fanaticism.
Liuba had been working on this project since 6 years. She already made two interactive art performances for this project and two videoinstallations.
The Finger and the Moon #1 was performed at the Opening of the Venice Biennial in 2007
The Finger and the Moon #2 was performed at S. Peter's Square, Vatican City, in 2009.
The performance consists in praying with all the main religions' prayers dressed as a religious woman looking like a nun. A nun in the Vatican is a normal figure, but seeing a nun who prays in other religions ways is not...
Liuba worked with two hidden cameramen recording both the performance and people's reactions to it. Then she edited and created video artworks with shootings coming from the performances.
Performing in real life situations and environments involves unpredictability of reactions and events. There had been many kind of interactions from people and they are all part of the interest of the work.
The Vatican performance had been seen live in different parts of the world, thus symbolically connecting them all together: Amsterdam, Beijing, Belem (BR), Chicoutimi (CA), Jerusalem, Mashteuiatsh (Innu community, CA), Milan, Modena (I), Montreal, New York, Paris, Pesaro (I), Piacenza (I), Rome, San Francisco, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Tourin, Tokio, Venice and Zurich.
A specific website (thefingerandthemoon.net) has been realized for this project and for the streaming. A new blog section is going to be ready soon.
THE NEW GOAL: "THE FINGER AND THE MOON #3"
The work is conceived to be executed with people of different religious beliefs in the italian city of Genoa, in May 2012.
Liuba and anthropologist Barbara Caputo will spend time in Genoa investigating the human geography, searching for various religious communities in town, visiting them and explaining the project to them, in order to recruiting people who wish to perform with Liuba. The anthropologist Barbara Caputo will trace a map of cultural and religious groups settling in Genoa.
The process of meeting and involving people in the performance is part of the piece and it will be documented by photos, videos and essays.
The performance will be held in the suggestive XIII century St. Augustin Gothic Church on May 12, 2012
We believe that art needs to go out of museums and galleries, and it must become an integral part of the fabric of our society.
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