Family is a performance focused on the subject of generations. The work enters into dialogue with the collection and conceived as a live artwork with a non-definitive form: in the performance there is the process of presence through which all the elements that make up the artwork interact with each other, showing as a result the experience of the body itself.
During two years a local Family (selected by an application) is invited to sing the titles of the works collection. The call is open to any relationship that can contribute to this new definition or in-definition of family: marital and non-marital ties, not necessarily procreative relationships, both biologically and non-biologically related families, extended families, new affections, provided that several generations are involved. Family goes beyond blood ties and expands to a broader concept of affection and sharing.
Therefore, the idea behind the project is the involvement and the intersection of different generations, focusing on three different time frames: the passing of time inside the museum and time in everyday life. The Family will live the museum and their life, grow old, but the change will also be perceived by the voice of the performers. Generational presence and vocal involvement are constant and side-by-side actions, which are moving parallel, towards a single goal, maintain an indestructible constancy of the action. The role of the public is not marginal, although the action is not entirely participatory in the strict sense. The observer will be the active witness of the passing of time and its guardian.
The museum structure is conceived as a family tree, as a backbone dating back to time. I like the idea that a family can take possession of the museum space, singing and celebrating the artworks they like most, becoming part of the museum itself. The temporal choice so dilated, wants to underline the importance and the responsibility that the spectator (and the performer) should have towards the work of art itself. The presence of the same performers over the years also indicates the desire to merge art and life in a single moment.