CHANCE Project

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

/CHANCE Project
/An Interactive Performance Project /December 02nd – 16th, 2012 /Platform3 /Indonesia

/Artist Statement
Human and their behaviour have always been central to the work of Marco Cassani. In his previous projects these two elements have always been the object of his work. In Animula Vagula Blandula, he took a physical and psychological journey, going profoundly into the man, to the place before birth and expressed the human aspects he has encountered during his voyage into paintings. With White Mud Babes project he looked into a social problem of mud disaster, interrelated it with fragile female bodies then he represented the body and its ‘virtual’ dimensions.

In CHANCE project, the public and its unpredictable behaviours become both the subject and the object of the artwork. The public is the subject who takes decision and performs actions in a situation created by the artist: an installation of 200 sculptures in a form of his own head with an invitation to destroy them. The performance is recorded with surveillance cameras at all time and is broadcasted in real time through the Internet, giving a possibility of a wider audience by breaking the border of a physical gallery. The public’s performance of destroying ‘the artist figure’ represents the possibility of obliteration of the sacredness of artist and artwork and becomes the object of study of the artist.

This performance is the beginning of a dialogue, not the end result. As Claire Bishop stated in her book Artificial Hells about participatory art: “What matters are the ideas, experiences and possibilities that result from these interactions.”
/Opening & Happening:
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 7pm WIB (Western Indonesia Time /GMT+07:00)
Jalan Cigadung Raya Tengah No. 42
Bandung 40191 Indonesia
/Finissage & Artist’s talk:
Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 3pm WIB (Western Indonesia Time /GMT+07:00)
Live streaming Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, at 7pm – 10pm WIB (Western Indonesia Time GMT+07:00) – Extended until December 16thm 2012. Daily except Monday at 9am – 5pm WIB

/Artist: Marco Cassani
/Production: Oen Studio
/Graphic Designer: Oen Studio
/Sound: Daft Punk
/Produced by Pak D

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