This work is one of the still-in-progress The Slowly Project series.
The Slowly Project has began in 2002 and it hasn’t been finished yet. It’s still growing up.
It consists in performances and videos made in different parts of the world, on the theme of Slowness as a metaphor for art and life.
Art is short and Time is long has been performed in Art Basel on June 2004 and the video has been finished in July 2009.
The title comes from a Baudelaire Fleurs du Mal line : Bien qu'on ait du coeur à l'ouvrage, L'Art est long et le Temps est court.".(XI. Le Guignon)
My intention is to focalize on the concept of lenght as a definition of Art. The endless work of research, making, targeting and trying may be longer than one’s life and longer – and deeper - than social art world necessities and musts.
My interest is in visualizing this concept with my body creating two different levels of time.
The video, resulting from 3 days of performance and from 3 different cameraman’s shootings, has been build as a poetry and a ‘moving painting’.
I worked on the editing searching the way to give emotions, aesthetic pleasure and concept.
The video is in loop and I consider this work as a painting in motion to be seen on the wall or in a flat screen on the wall.
Performance: Art Basel 2004, Basel (CH)
Camera: B. Fantini, L. Carbotta, T. Sandhack
Soundtrack: performance live recordings, Derek Brown
Project, Performance, Editing, Direction: Liuba
LIUBA is a performance artist and video artist. She works with performance art, urban interactive public art works, video, video installation and mixed media works.
1972 Born in Milan. Lives and works in Milan and New York. Speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES (selection)
2011 “Senza parole” performance at 54 Venice Biennial, Venice (I)
2011 “Hunger International Performance Festival”, BLO Atelier, Berlin (D)
2011 “Jericho in Bremen” at Performance Festival, Bremer Kunstfrühling, Bremen (D)
2011 “The invisible web of italian art system” at NABA for MIArt, curated by M. Scotini and G. Di Pietrantonio, Milan (I)
2011 Site Fest ‘11, Unreal Exit, performance, Brooklyn, NY (US)
2011 The Slowly Project. Take your Time - interactive urban performance for the 5th Global Day of Slow Living, NY (US)
2010 Artefiera, Artist for sale, performance, Bologna (I)
2010 Artissima, Untitled2010, performance,Turin (I)
2010 Spazio Thetis, performance, Venezia (I)
2009 Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City, The Finger and the Moon #2 performance and live streaming
2009 Betta Frigieri Arte Contemporanea, solo show, Modena (I)
2009 Séquence, video show, Chicoutimi, Québec (CA)
2009 Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke, video show, Paris (F)
2007 PAC Padiglione d'arte contemporanea, performance, Milan (I)
2007 52 Venice Biennal, The Finger and the Moon #1, performance, Venice (I)
2007 The Slowly Project – Take your time, performance, Modena (I)
2006 WeissPollack Galleries, solo show, New York (US)
2006 The Armory Show, I love to see the Armory, performance, New York (US)
2005 Spazio Ilop, solo show, Milan (I)
2005 The Slowly Project– Take your time, performance, NYC (US)
2005 Galerie Parisud, Les Amantes, performance, Paris (F)
2005 51 Venice Biennal, Side by side, performance, Venice (I)
2004 Art Basel, Art is long, Time is short, performance, Basel (CH)
2004 Villa Manin, Every-Body, performance, Codroipo (I),
2004 Milan Flash Art Fair, videoinstallation and performance, Hotel Una Tocq, Milan (I)
2004 Artefiera, Virus, performance, Bologna (I)
2003 Placentia Arte, solo show, Piacenza (I)
2003 Galleria Alidoro, solo show, Pesaro (I)
2003 50 Venice Biennial, Il cieco di Gerico, performance,Venice (I)
2002 Fine Arts Academy, AlphaOmega, performance, Bologna (I)
2002 Expo c/o Villa Serena,performance and video, Bologna (I)
2001 Salara, Polypolis, solo show videoinstallation, Bologna (I)
2001 Palazzo Marini, solo show, Rosignano Marittimo (I)
2000 City center of Brussels (B), Avignon (F), Prague (CK), Bologna (I), Polypolis, performances in the European Cultural Capitals 2000 and streaming internet
2000 Artissima Art Fair, S-catenarsi, performance, Torino (I)
2000 Fiorile Arte, solo show, Bologna (I)
2000 Zoom c/o Villa Serena, solo show, Bologna (I)
1999 Galleria Avida Dollars, solo show, Milan (I)
1999 C.R.T. PoetAzione, Una mummia per la città, performance, Milano
1998 First Performance International Festival, performance, Viadana (I)
1997 Il campo delle fragole,Passaggi,performance,Bologna (I)
1996 Teatro Dehon and Teatro Out/Off, solo shows, Bologna (I),and Milan (I)
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2011 WonderArt, MLAC, Rome (I)
2011 Video lounge, Bremer Kunstfrühling, curated by Kunstlerinnenverband, Bremen (D)
2011 Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
2011 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY (US)
2011 King’s County, Brooklyn (US)
2010 S. Agostino Museum, Genova (I)
2010 Ex Aurum, Pescara (I)
2009 Straff Hotel, event for Enjoy Miart and Fuori Salone del Mobile, Milan (I)
2008 Placentia Arte, Piacenza (I)
2007 BAC '07, CCCB, Centre de Cultura Contempooranea, Barcelona (E)
2007 Primo Piano LivinGallery "Story Tellers" II International Videoart Show, Lecce (I)
2007 Concepto Varteum, Puebla, Mexico
2007 Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke, Parigi (F)
2007 Chelsea Art Museum, [PAM] Installation, New York (US)
2006 Isola Tiberina, Video Island, Rome (I)
2006 Fitzcarraldo, I video Virus di Liuba, Milan (I)
2005 La Sapienza University, Arte per tutti, Roma, (I)
2005 Villa Serena, Synapser#4, Conflitto e conflitti a Villa (poco) Serena, Bologna (I)
2004 Civic War Museum, Troubled Times, exhibition and performance, Trieste (I)
2003 Ex Ospedale Soave, Controlled revolution, Codogno (I)
2002 ArtandGallery, Milan (I)
2002 Chiesa e Castello di Andora, "IX Contemporary Art Biennial", Savona (I)
2002 Sala Benjamin, Exit 6, Bologna (I)
2001 Castello Visconteo, Arte giovane europea, Pavia (I)
2000 Villa Serena, Arte Video Tv 2000, Bologna (I)
1998 Grotte di Rescia, installation and performance, Porlezza (I)
1996 Castello Pasquini, Poeti in visione, Castiglioncello (I)
1995 Galleria Avida Dollars, Milan (I)
1994 Galleria Avida Dollars, Milan (I)
FILM FESTIVALS/ ARTFAIRS/ VIDEOSCREENINGS
2011 Visual Art Container, Milan (I)
2011 Art Verona, curated by Cecilia Freschini, Verona (I)
2011 3rd Ward, live video presentation, Brooklyn, NY (US)
2011 Ex Convento dei Minimi, a cura di Stefano Taccone, Roccella Jonica, RC (I)
2010 Art Paris & Guests, Grand Palais, Paris (F)
2010 I-Suite Hotel, live video presentation, Rimini (I)
2010 Fine Arts Academy, workshop and live video presentation, L’Aquila (I)
2009 Videoformes, video festival, Clermond Ferrand (F)
2007 Artefiera, Galleria Sei, Bologna (I)
2007 Videoformes, video festival, Clermond Ferrand (F)
2007 Art Brussel, Galleria Prometeo, Brussel (B)
2007 Festival di CuprArte Cupramontana, (I)
2007 Cinema - Scope New York, PAM Perpetual Art Machine, New York (US)
2006 Scope New York, PAM Perpetual Art Machine, New York (US)
2006 Scope Hamptons, Cinema Scope Perpetual Machine, Hamptons, (NY)
2005 Scope Miami, WeissPollack Galleries and Galerie Parisud, Miami (US)
2005 ScopeHamptons, WeissPollack Gallery, South Hampton, (US)
2005 Sofa Fair, WeissPollack Gallery, New York (US)
2005 ScopeLondon, featured artist for WeissPollack Galleries, London (UK)
2005 Videoformes, videoart festival, Clermont Ferrand, (F)
2005 Flash Art Fair, Milan (I)
2005 Flash Art Show, Bologna (I)
2004 Videoformes, videoart festival, Clermond Ferrand (F)
- The Slowly Project: Take your time – New York, 2005 - 2011, Usa, colours, 19’36”
- Side by Side, part one, 2005 - 10, Italy,colours 7’18” three channel videoinstallation
- The Finger and the Moon #2, 2009-10, Italy,colours 12’38” two channel videoinstallation
- The Finger and the Moon #2, 2009, performance documentation, 65’43”
- The Slowly Project: Art is long, Time is short, 2004-2009, Switzerland-Italy, colours, 14’45”
- The Slowly Project: Take your time – Modena, 2008, Italy, colours, 11’01”
- The Finger and the Moon #1 2008, Italy, colours 11’43” two channel videoinstallation
- Les Amantes, 2006, Italy-France, colours, 6’33”
(and Paris backstage, 2006, Italy-France, colours, 37’50”) videoinstallation with Les Amantes
- I love to see the Armory, 2006, Usa, colours, 12’21”
- Virus New York, 2005, Italy-Usa, colours, 14’50”
- Liuba Redux, 2005, Italy, colours, 35’30”
- Sold Out, 2005, Italy, colours, 6’48”
- Passaggio, 2001-2005, Italy, colours, 5’23” performance documentation
- Virus, 2004, Italy, colours, 11’54”
- Virus-tableaux vivant, 2004, Italy, colours, 3’33”
- AlphaOmega - Guardia, 2004, colours, 3’13” video for theinstallation and performance
- Ragna telone, Italy, 2004, colours, 14’05”
- Il cieco di Gerico (The Blind Man of Jericho), Italy, 2003, colours, 11’42”
- Rimini Rimini, 2003, Italy, colours, 3’56”
- Polypolis Frankfurt, 2002, Italy, colours, 7'50"
- Polypolis Brussels, 2000, Italy, colours, 5'33''
- Polypolis Bologna, 2000, Italy, colours, 13'10''
- Polypolis Avignon, 2000, Italy, colours, 9'30''
- Polypolis Prague, 2000, Italy, colours, 13'00''
- Via d'uscita (Way Out), 2000, Italy, colours, 13'00''
- Performances, 1994 - 2000, Italy, colours, 18'15'' (video-catalogue)