In the Dark

Non-semantic understanding

Study on Proxemics

The work is a site-specific performative installation. A set of instructions is placed in the middle of a public library, together with a bookshelf identical to the ones dedicated to the books. The work’s aim is to create a setting where new movements can be composed and learned, mixing together simple elements such as basic actions, body parts and spatial information, usually forgotten or taken for granted. Borrowing the concept of sharing from the library, when one movement is picked from the shelf, a new one has to be coomposed and donated back.

During the exhibition opening, I have activated the tool creating and performing new movements, together with the public which had the will to join me.