CELEBRATION

un lavoro di Giorgia Nardin
con Olivia Jacquet

sviluppato come parte di Performing Gender
prodotto da Comitato Provinciale Arcigay Il Cassero/Gender Bender Festival (Bologna)
Nederlandsedansdagen/Dutch Dance Festival (Maastricht), Domino Association (Zagabria), Paso a 2 Certamen Coreográfico (Madrid), CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa)

"...the body has its invariably public dimension; constituted as a social phenomenon..., my body is and is not mine. Given over from the start to the world of others, the body is only later, and with some uncertainty, that to which I lay claim as my own."
Judith Butler, Undoing Gender

Celeration è una performance di durata ideata per gallerie e spazi museali.

L'idea per il lavoro arriva dopo il primo incontro con la tattoo artist Olivia Jacquet, che dice: “ Mi sono abituata ad essere guardata dalle persone, anche se loro veramente non mi vedono. Spesso mi sento fuori contesto, sento di dovermi adattare alla situazione che mi circonda.”

La performance è un momento in cui Olivia definisce il suo terreno, modificandone le superfici, riempiendole costantemente di materiale visivo di cui vuole circondarsi. Decide di esporsi di fronte ad un pubblico, nel suo habitat. Il pubblico è invitato a partecipare alla Celebrazione.



CELEBRATION

a work by Giorgia Nardin
with Olivia Jacquet

developed as part of Performing Gender
produced by Comitato Provinciale Arcigay Il Cassero/Gender Bender Festival (Bologna)
Nederlandsedansdagen/Dutch Dance Festival (Maastricht), Domino Association (Zagabria), Paso a 2 Certamen Coreográfico (Madrid), CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa)

"...the body has its invariably public dimension; constituted as a social phenomenon..., my body is and is not mine. Given over from the start to the world of others, the body is only later, and with some uncertainty, that to which I lay claim as my own."
Judith Butler, Undoing Gender

Celebration is a durational performance created for galleries and museum spaces.

The idea for the work came after my first meeting with tattoo artist Olivia Jacquet, in which she said to me: “I have become use to having people look at me, even if they don't really see me. I often feel I'm displaced, that I have to adapt to the situation or the context around me.”

The performance is a moment in which Olivia defines her ground, modifing its surfaces, endlessy filling it with visual material that she desires to be surrounded by. She has decided to reveal herself to the audience, in her habitat. The audience is therefore invited to participate to the celebration.