Umberto M., guard, or: How I learned to not believe in circumstances and to trust them Umberto is a guard for the Bevilacqua La Masa foundation, he and I enacted poses which cite art history, and engaged in acts of cooperative balancing and perspective interpretations. The resulting effort to showcase our personal weaknesses and suspend all expectations regarding our roles was recorded in a three channel video piece which Umberto will have to monitor during the course of the exhibition.
UMBERTO M., 3 HD CHANNELS VIDEO, 2013, ED. OF 3
afternoons, when I was meant to be at the Foundation to discuss my work, I went with Umberto to Alberoni beach, and we did our exercises.
the course of events is always a good feeling. Opening up to the unexpected,
getting to know a new person in depth, using expectations in reverse, is always
the best way to work for me.
exhibition, while Umberto was monitoring the room, some people stared at him
from afar: they were convinced that they were observing the artist in front of
the work. For a month Umberto took care of himself, monitoring our exercises at
the seaside, where he used to spend his free time.
backstage photograph, c-print, 70cm x 90xm, 2013
still working as guard in Bevilacqua La Masa, and every now and then I visit him again.