365 movement actions in one night


Lorena Briscoe in collabration with Phillipp Gabriel & Fabinán Gomez

Location: Westeinde 16, The Netherlands

Project Description:  Idea: installation and performance based on the performance movement piece every day 2011. 365 movements based in the recollection of a performance movement piece every day. The project focuses on art practice that engages with the use of new media, sound and performance, including work that is process-driven, participatory and interactive. WORK IN PROGRESS I do not have video. How is it possible to cross the borders between art and life? What is the meaning of work in the life of a performance artist? How does an individual change when it pushes itself to do a performance movement piece every day? Investigated these questions based on real life and art practice is maybe the idea of one who tried to chain his life to his art in the most literal way.

Since I moved to Nederland in 2009, after 10 years living all around Europe, I experienced the classic shocks the immigrant must come through: a new language, culture, environment, loneliness, the failure to achieve one’s objectives. Since January 2011, I’m writing, filming, collecting objects, drawing or voice recording, one day action movement around the “Ulises Sindrome.” I also recollected information and experience about migration in Europe, with special focus in testimonies from people who suffer from: -Firstly, loneliness and the enforced separation from one’s loved ones, especially in the case when an immigrant leaves behind his or her spouse or young children. -Secondly, the sense of despair and failure that is felt when the immigrant, despite having invested enormously in the emigration (economically, emotionally, etc), does not even manage to muster together the very minimum conditions to make a go of it. -Thirdly, in addition to these difficulties, the immigrant has to fight merely to survive: to feed himself, to find a roof to sleep under. -Fourthly, the fear, the afflictions caused by the physical dangers of the journey undertaken (sailing on the pateras – light, precarious boats, hiding away in lorries, etc), and the typical coercive acts associated with journeys that are “organised” by the mafia and other groups that extort and threaten the immigrants.

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