Video - Performance by Marta Lodola and Valerio Ambiveri
Private live videoprojection, videoHD, color, sound, 7’29’’, 2020
Music from “Orpheus and Eurydice" of 1762 Christoph Willibald Gluck performed by Monica Guerini (bassoon)
Presented at "GOLEM - To be generative in solidarity rather than creative in solitude"
The intermediate point between Berlin and Bergamo is Berching, the place set for the meeting between Marta Lodola and Valerio Ambiveri, on May 6, 2020, at 18.00.
In addition to being the third city starting with the letter 'B', Berching is the birthplace of Christoph Willibald Gluck, a coincidence feeling like predestination: the meeting between the two artists took place in Gluck's place and the setting to the music of the meeting between Orpheus and Eurydice of 1762.
The 6th of May 2020 is the culmination of the 'lockdown' period imposed by the pandemic emergency of covid-19, in which social distancing begins to be perceived as a necessary inhumanity.
"Non-human distance" is the performance of the non-human encounter between the two artists, broadcasted on the net right after the reopening of the borders, when the possibility of bridging the distance with new human encounters is re-established, to sanction that only bodies have this power.
Marta Lodola (Borgosesia, 1985) and Valerio Ambiveri (Bergamo, 1962) collaborate since 2011. Their research investigate duality, twin bodies, identity and alter ego. There is no separation of roles, both sides act in order to find truthness within human relationships. Together they share the relationship with reality and the understanding of relational dynamics within society. They analyse the inner and intimate dynamics of human relationships. The double exists within every human being, as two parts of the same individual they create performative actions, videos and photographic pictures.
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