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‘The PhotoPerformer in Action’ – Live performance @ the Body & Freedom Festival of Performance Art in Zurich [2018]

Title: The PhotoPerformer is using photography to trace a map so to get lost.

After a long break from action due to the arrival of Tian and the other baby (Phd thesis), the PhotoPerformer returns ‘live’ as part of the Body and Freedom Festival in Zurich.

The impulse behind this live action is to invert and merge the positions of the photographer and the performer artists (subject of the photograph). In particular I’m interested to focus on the relationship between the photographer voyeur and the performer exibitionist and impersonate the two into a playful dynamic.

A lot has been written and talked about the necessity of nudity in performance art and while I’m aware of the issue concerning a ‘fit’ body in a society obsessed with perfection and discrimination, I took this opportunity as an exercise to break my inhibition and use my body as a tool of provocation.

The title helped me to create a context for the action as it was performed on a public space in the centre of Zurich… if asked about what I was doing the organisers could respond: “He is photographing reference points so to get lost…”

Here a gallery of images documenting the live action taken by the ‘official’ Festival’s photographer Reto Cortesi:

A new live action and installation titled: “INspiration” – Exercise toward a vital photography.

On Friday 25th of November I will be presenting at ARTspaceMexico gallery a new installation and live performance titled “INspiration” – (ALIENTO in spanish).

A new live action and installation titled:

 

In preparation to the live performance I wrote a little text:

Respiration can be the deepest photograph of my emotions.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I invoke the images woven around the inner wall of my body.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m syncing my internal with my external image.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m closing my eyes and picturing behind the surface.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m tensing my body and releasing my vision.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m giving light to the darker side of my memory.

While I’m photographing my breathing, we can all listen to the voices of all the images stored inside my cavities.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I have the tendency to become mechanical but the creative impulse will help me to break the program.

While I’m photographing my breathing, my mind becomes a bit dizzy and the focus becomes my pure uncertainty.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I stop anticipating my stimulus and the entire activity become more unpredictable.

My photographic capacity is built-in to the anatomy of my body.

The PhotoPerformer (Mexico City 2016)