Produced by Deutsche Börse Residency Program, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Performance and HD video, color, sound, 8 mins and 17 mins.
Artist: Francesca Banchelli
With: Francesca Banchelli, Beniamino Brogi, Letizia Calori, Aline Fieker, Marlene Friese, Violette Maillard, Xue Motov, Yuki Kishino, Kath Wit
Music: Emiliano Zelada
Camera: Bernd Thiele
Sound Engineer: Ralph Mann
Sound post production: Andrea Tomassini
"The Sunshine Vineyard (Our ideal Revolutionary Storm)" is a performance that turns into a cinematographic set. It is performed by a group of people among whom artists/dancers/actors and students from the Frankfurt's Städelschule, which are addressing their gestures towards the “Big Unknowns”, symbolically represented by the Sunset. The battle against the Sunset reflects on the reality of a strategy adopted to investigate on how masses can be exploited as a resource, once potentially directing them towards it (The Strategy of Unknown). The whole group will exploit this theory, used to create ignorance, as an act of awareness. Performing impact actions, resembling a warʼs paradigm of chaotic-calm, each one of them turns it into their own personal dance, reaching a collective attitude of which they are authors. The Sun would respond to the battle against its movement towards the horizon, by illuminating their bodies and then leaving them in the darkness, by disappearing behind the Frankfurt skyscrapers.