Sound performance, 2006
On the pressure of art production/consumption. On ucertainty,
marginality, a continual struggle for survival, an endless production
and offer of ideas, concepts, communication and aesthetic pleasures. A
display of “weaknesses”. On the evaluation of one’s own worth.
A performance on the pressures of production and consumption of
creativity. About the rift due to identifying with sales. About
evaluating self worth. About settling for conditions and circumstances
that allow for creative "freedom".
The artist's uncertainty, marginality, subordination, and constant fight
for survival trigger an unfailing production and supply of ideas,
concepts, communications and aesthetic delights. The artist becomes the
artistic object, subject and material, all at the same time: goods.
Goods direct our happiness and desires. With each and every new sale,
the uncertainty of creation and existence takes one more step forward in
The performance thus explores the relationship of the individual to
production/consumption, when the supply becomes an unbearable necessity
for the confirmation and preservation of self existence. It is an
attempt to candidly acknowledge true helplessness.
The performance Bruto wishes to render an area of pure presence by the
body of sound. The prevailing expressional element becomes spontaneous
sound, as a direct reflection of supplying the self.