10 FEBRUARY 2024
The Forgetting of Air, performance / installation
MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (IT)
In this performance, acquired by MAXXI, the audience and the performers share the air itself, and its presence: breathing is the first individual autonomous action that brings life to being, and the end of breathing is the sign of its disappearance. The performers, whose biography is marked by a history of migration or who work with migrant people, move in a space filled with steam and the sound of breath is amplified, making it audible. The time and vibration, marked by their breathing, transform the air into sculptural matter.
You can also see the installation of The Forgetting of Air, also acquired by the museum, in the exposition FUORI TUTTO, open until February 25th.