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Daniele Formica
Pink Bunny monologue on Magenta Scribbles, performed on video (duration 8:41:00)
Introducing Memoria Artis, 2021, Stroom Den Haag, NL On the evening of November the 2nd 2021 at Stroom Den Haag I have presented the first achievements and developments of my ongoing study on the memory of art. The theoretical points of departure are Giordano Bruno's Ars Memoriae, fieldtrips at the Etruscan necropolis in Cerveteri, readings on Place, Grid and Border cells, as well as readings on general relativity, singularities and the hypothesized structure of space-time, studies on different depictions of the resurrection of Christ (eg. Albrecht Durer and Beato Angelico), Bruce Nauman works on contrapposto, the ancient cults of Janus and Culsans, burial and harvest in the Eleusinian Mysteries and Umberto Eco's essays on mnemotechnics.
A Comedy for 3 Dantes, 2020, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam, NL In this performance 3 people wear red capes and caricaturist noses to impersonate Italian poet Dante Alighieri. The performers go through a series of "poet exercises" to enter in character and allow the reincarnation of the spirit of Dante in their 3 bodies of 21's century human beings. The costume thus functions both as a disguise for the performer person and a vessel for the performed poet.
The Death of The Death of The Death of BILL, 2019, KABK, The Hague, NL Through the use of spoken word, a tracksuit with sealed body particles and a series of speculative drawings, Daniele Formica presents and manifests the entity of BILL, a metaphysical body made of all the leftover particles that formerly belong to Daniele Formica's body. Think of shaved beards and cut hairs, think of sweat and other body fluids, think of dead skin particles and bitten nails. The theory that Formica elaborates speculating the metaphysical persistence of our bodies throughout their dissipation is both a question of permanence of identity and a speculation over its limitis. For how long is a cow a cow? And when does it stop being a cow and becomes a burger? Do we breath dinosaurs processed dust when we combust benzine out of automobiles? Is the sweat of dictators still circulating among the waters? Are my hair really mine? When is my breath mine and when is it just air? These are examples of questions that emerge with the "BILL approach" to phenomenology.
A Chair Walks into a House, 2019, The Hague, NL Through oral narration and physical transposition, a series of IKEA seminar Gunde chairs takes over the environment of a house. The narration attributes human feelings and consciousness to the inanimate chairs. In doing so, the performance reveals renders absurd topical human behaviours that emerge within social relations, from conviviality to war. The performance ends by re-rendering the chairs inanimate entities, by simply sitting on them.
GUNDE talking to an armchair.
GUNDEsleeping in a newly discovered surface: the bed.
A GUNDE bringing order and discipline to its similar.
We all work at the bistro mer, 2019, Hgtomi Rosa, The Hague, NL In 2019 Alexander Webber and Daniele Formica were working together in a seafood restaurant as dishwashers, and wrote a song (composed at the piano by Formica and the lyrics were written as a duo), about the experience they shared. The absurdity of encountering a lot of young artists, poets, musicians, composers, writers, designers and in general bright critical thinkers working in restaurants for a lot of people that simply want to eat and drink something was (and still is, 2022) inexplicably amusingly inspiring. The performance is meant for a pianist and a singer, and the audience is cordially invited to join singing along.
Mr.Flip (my meetings partner), 2019-ongoing, artist studio,The Hague, NL Mr.Flip is a performer that takes part in different meetings that Formica himself also attends. Despite attending in silence, Mr.Flip main contribution to the meeting is that they allow things to be written on their body as a record of the interaction, as a sort of memorial, archive or tatto/body art, Mr.Flip keeps on living through its pages the memory of every gathering.
Pink Bunny monologue on Magenta Scribbles, performed on video (duration 8:41:00)
Introducing Memoria Artis, 2021, Stroom Den Haag, NL On the evening of November the 2nd 2021 at Stroom Den Haag I have presented the first achievements and developments of my ongoing study on the memory of art. The theoretical points of departure are Giordano Bruno's Ars Memoriae, fieldtrips at the Etruscan necropolis in Cerveteri, readings on Place, Grid and Border cells, as well as readings on general relativity, singularities and the hypothesized structure of space-time, studies on different depictions of the resurrection of Christ (eg. Albrecht Durer and Beato Angelico), Bruce Nauman works on contrapposto, the ancient cults of Janus and Culsans, burial and harvest in the Eleusinian Mysteries and Umberto Eco's essays on mnemotechnics.
A Comedy for 3 Dantes, 2020, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam, NL In this performance 3 people wear red capes and caricaturist noses to impersonate Italian poet Dante Alighieri. The performers go through a series of "poet exercises" to enter in character and allow the reincarnation of the spirit of Dante in their 3 bodies of 21's century human beings. The costume thus functions both as a disguise for the performer person and a vessel for the performed poet.
The Death of The Death of The Death of BILL, 2019, KABK, The Hague, NL Through the use of spoken word, a tracksuit with sealed body particles and a series of speculative drawings, Daniele Formica presents and manifests the entity of BILL, a metaphysical body made of all the leftover particles that formerly belong to Daniele Formica's body. Think of shaved beards and cut hairs, think of sweat and other body fluids, think of dead skin particles and bitten nails. The theory that Formica elaborates speculating the metaphysical persistence of our bodies throughout their dissipation is both a question of permanence of identity and a speculation over its limitis. For how long is a cow a cow? And when does it stop being a cow and becomes a burger? Do we breath dinosaurs processed dust when we combust benzine out of automobiles? Is the sweat of dictators still circulating among the waters? Are my hair really mine? When is my breath mine and when is it just air? These are examples of questions that emerge with the "BILL approach" to phenomenology.
A Chair Walks into a House, 2019, The Hague, NL Through oral narration and physical transposition, a series of IKEA seminar Gunde chairs takes over the environment of a house. The narration attributes human feelings and consciousness to the inanimate chairs. In doing so, the performance reveals renders absurd topical human behaviours that emerge within social relations, from conviviality to war. The performance ends by re-rendering the chairs inanimate entities, by simply sitting on them.
GUNDE talking to an armchair.
GUNDEsleeping in a newly discovered surface: the bed.
A GUNDE bringing order and discipline to its similar.
We all work at the bistro mer, 2019, Hgtomi Rosa, The Hague, NL In 2019 Alexander Webber and Daniele Formica were working together in a seafood restaurant as dishwashers, and wrote a song (composed at the piano by Formica and the lyrics were written as a duo), about the experience they shared. The absurdity of encountering a lot of young artists, poets, musicians, composers, writers, designers and in general bright critical thinkers working in restaurants for a lot of people that simply want to eat and drink something was (and still is, 2022) inexplicably amusingly inspiring. The performance is meant for a pianist and a singer, and the audience is cordially invited to join singing along.
Mr.Flip (my meetings partner), 2019-ongoing, artist studio,The Hague, NL Mr.Flip is a performer that takes part in different meetings that Formica himself also attends. Despite attending in silence, Mr.Flip main contribution to the meeting is that they allow things to be written on their body as a record of the interaction, as a sort of memorial, archive or tatto/body art, Mr.Flip keeps on living through its pages the memory of every gathering.
Pink Bunny monologue on Magenta Scribbles, performed on video (duration 8:41:00)
Introducing Memoria Artis, 2021, Stroom Den Haag, NL On the evening of November the 2nd 2021 at Stroom Den Haag I have presented the first achievements and developments of my ongoing study on the memory of art. The theoretical points of departure are Giordano Bruno's Ars Memoriae, fieldtrips at the Etruscan necropolis in Cerveteri, readings on Place, Grid and Border cells, as well as readings on general relativity, singularities and the hypothesized structure of space-time, studies on different depictions of the resurrection of Christ (eg. Albrecht Durer and Beato Angelico), Bruce Nauman works on contrapposto, the ancient cults of Janus and Culsans, burial and harvest in the Eleusinian Mysteries and Umberto Eco's essays on mnemotechnics.
A Comedy for 3 Dantes, 2020, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam, NL In this performance 3 people wear red capes and caricaturist noses to impersonate Italian poet Dante Alighieri. The performers go through a series of "poet exercises" to enter in character and allow the reincarnation of the spirit of Dante in their 3 bodies of 21's century human beings. The costume thus functions both as a disguise for the performer person and a vessel for the performed poet.
The Death of The Death of The Death of BILL, 2019, KABK, The Hague, NL Through the use of spoken word, a tracksuit with sealed body particles and a series of speculative drawings, Daniele Formica presents and manifests the entity of BILL, a metaphysical body made of all the leftover particles that formerly belong to Daniele Formica's body. Think of shaved beards and cut hairs, think of sweat and other body fluids, think of dead skin particles and bitten nails. The theory that Formica elaborates speculating the metaphysical persistence of our bodies throughout their dissipation is both a question of permanence of identity and a speculation over its limitis. For how long is a cow a cow? And when does it stop being a cow and becomes a burger? Do we breath dinosaurs processed dust when we combust benzine out of automobiles? Is the sweat of dictators still circulating among the waters? Are my hair really mine? When is my breath mine and when is it just air? These are examples of questions that emerge with the "BILL approach" to phenomenology.
A Chair Walks into a House, 2019, The Hague, NL Through oral narration and physical transposition, a series of IKEA seminar Gunde chairs takes over the environment of a house. The narration attributes human feelings and consciousness to the inanimate chairs. In doing so, the performance reveals renders absurd topical human behaviours that emerge within social relations, from conviviality to war. The performance ends by re-rendering the chairs inanimate entities, by simply sitting on them.
GUNDE talking to an armchair.
GUNDEsleeping in a newly discovered surface: the bed.
A GUNDE bringing order and discipline to its similar.
We all work at the bistro mer, 2019, Hgtomi Rosa, The Hague, NL In 2019 Alexander Webber and Daniele Formica were working together in a seafood restaurant as dishwashers, and wrote a song (composed at the piano by Formica and the lyrics were written as a duo), about the experience they shared. The absurdity of encountering a lot of young artists, poets, musicians, composers, writers, designers and in general bright critical thinkers working in restaurants for a lot of people that simply want to eat and drink something was (and still is, 2022) inexplicably amusingly inspiring. The performance is meant for a pianist and a singer, and the audience is cordially invited to join singing along.
Mr.Flip (my meetings partner), 2019-ongoing, artist studio,The Hague, NL Mr.Flip is a performer that takes part in different meetings that Formica himself also attends. Despite attending in silence, Mr.Flip main contribution to the meeting is that they allow things to be written on their body as a record of the interaction, as a sort of memorial, archive or tatto/body art, Mr.Flip keeps on living through its pages the memory of every gathering.