DANCING ON NATURE
PERFORMANCE BY NICOLA FORNONI
Grace Exhibition Space met the remarkable Nicola Fornoni at the great Venice International Performance Art week in 2016.
We are honored to finally have the opportunity to present his work in the United States.
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DANCING ON NATURE
PERFORMANCE BY NICOLA FORNONI
Dancing on nature is a collective performance that wants to involve the public in a common action: dancing. Dancing in a silent disco with DJ sets on a single track. Dance on sounds that are dying out like the buzzing of bees that will be a sound carpet in an elaborate mix. The lights dimmed, only a few disc lights, worn headphones and large cubes of ice in the center of the room that melt slowly. The desire to play on something that already is losing vitality. The loss of nature, from flower to flower, from person to person, from knowledge to knowledge. Dance that passes you, dance not to think because that's what the world wants: don't think. The investigation, social without any spectacle. The desire to bring a broad and devastating concept into a light, carefree atmosphere. Dancing on nature is the first collective performance of Fornoni. The public is of the utmost importance, creator of the performance itself. Dancing on nature is a long durational. The sound repeated and repeated more hours creates a danceable sound to the point of exhausting the participants.
Nicola Fornoni’s performances talk about the body's themes, relevant to the artist's life and social issues. He challenges himself, using performance art as a natural remedy and source of freedom. Nicola uses performances and video art as languages, that communicate the expression of his actions. His intent is to change society, changing peoples’ minds, and showing the force of the body without remorse.
In 2018, he performed in his first solo exhibition “Fuckdermia” at the Vaku Project Space, Bergamo (IT), with eight video-performances, three video frames, and one live performance. His performance-video 'Overshoot Day' was screened at a special event with the Live Art Development Agency, London (UK); he performed at Starptelpa, Riga Performance Art Festival curated by Simona Orinska, Riga (LV); PAS 2018 festival de performance art de Bogotà curated by Fernando Pertuz (CO); He has been invited to show his work in a Talk at Macro Asilo, curated by Giorgio de Finis, Macro Asilo, Rome (IT) (but he had to cancel for personal reasons,)
During 2017 he performed in Italy and abroad, received the first Prize in the Silver category in Performance-live art at Premio Adrenalina, curated by Ferdy Colloca, Rome (IT). In the same year, He performed to 136.10 hertz, 4th International performance art week-end in Berlin, curated by Luisa Catucci and Dagmar L.Glaunitzer-Smith at Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin (DE). He has been invited to CORPO V Historicize, curated by Sibilla Panerai and Ivan D’Alberto at Spazio Matta, Pescara (IT) including performance documentation within CAPPA- Centro di Archiviazione e Promozione della performing art. He took a video conference in a Talk, curated by Hector Canonge with the Queens Museum of New York (USA).
His works have been exhibited and performed to Humain Body, Angst, curated by Francesca Sand at la Capela, Paris (FR), to Harvest Mind curated by Dagmar L. Glausnitzer-Smith to Raume at Braunschweig (DE), to Tactile Bodies, curated by Nicolina Stylianou at the Sensorium Space of Nicosia (CY), to 3th Venice International Performance Art Week curated by VestAndPage at Venice (IT), with many of the most important body artist as Franko B, Marina Abramovic, Orlan, Stelarc, Marcelli Antunez Roca and others. EJECT, V festival international de video performance curated by Pancho Lopez, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Ciudad de Mexico (MX), to the Festival Muscopio-video arte itinerante de Mexico (MX),to PAS Festival de performance art de Bogotá curated by Fernando Pertuz (CO), and in many cities as Rome, Milan, Ferrara, Jakarta, Belo Horizonte, Ciudad de Mexico and others. He worked with Kyrahm, an international italian performance artist, in her performance Ecce (H)omo, Guerrieri at Palazzo Falletti, Rome (IT).
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AUTUMN 2019 ~ always on a Friday ~ September, October, November
Donations Accepted at Door, Suggested $5-20
September 13: Silver Spiders [International]
September 27: Curated by Sol Sax [NYC]
October 11: Chun Hua Catherine Dong [Canada]
October 25: Nicola Fornoni [Italy]
November 8: Viviana Druga [Berlin/Romania]
November 22: Non Grata Group [Estonia & beyond]