performance, 2009 

Performance with Yingmei Duan
(30') Lungomare Gallery Bolzano, Biennale Democrazia Torino, Fabbrica Europa Firenze  Italy - 2009
showed in partecipanti, connessi e in-dipendenti, Parallel Events Manifesta 7
photo: Ivo CorrĂ 

The attention is focused on the crisis of European culture and the schematic construction of new social models. It would be a continuous and futile attempt to define new scenarios of social relationships, based on the consolidated culture of the Old Continent. The ghost is the advancing of the indefinite, incarnated by cultures that we can hear are coming, but are not able to identify. It forces them to join in the game and seek in desperation for new models of social order.
Through the construction of simple and direct performative actions, the artistic duo, composed of the Chinese artist Yingmei Duan and the Italian Luigi Coppola, work on activation, shaking-up relational mechanisms that criticise passivity and encourage taking the stance of a conscious and direct social actor. The duo also work on distances, fears, and the political and cultural divides that separate European culture from that of Asia.