Da capo

2020, performance, materials: ash and gunpowder.

In the performances, the subject arranges himself on the ground, assuming symbolic iconographic positions, where he is completely covered in gunpowder mixed with ashes by a second performer.
In this work an expression linked to the Catholic tradition is combined: “I sprinkle my head with ashes”, with an “active” even on a symbolic level: black powder, the most ancient gunpowder.
The performance ends with the silhouette of the performer on the ground.

Performance series:
“Da capo, γνῶθι σαυτόν“ mosaic-inspired location at the Baths of Diocletian in Rome bearing the Greek motto γνῶθι σαυτόν.
“Da capo, raccolta” meditation position.

Da capo, γνῶθι σαυτόν, 2020

“Da capo, γνῶθι σαυτόν, 2021, performance, mostra “Punto di arrivo nel nuovo mondo”, Bunker Soratte di Sant’Oreste (RM), foto di Giorgio Benni.
“Da capo, γνῶθι σαυτόν, 2021, performance, mostra “Un atto necessario”, Regional Exhibition EU4ART, Roma. Documentazione Monkeys Video Lab Srl.