SPE - PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION SPACE FROM H 18.00
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016
Atteggiandomi a gran signora - Bellissima
(Playing a Great Lady - Beautiful)
with Barbara Pessina and Franco Cerri
Ruben Montini Bellissima, 2016
Photo: Ilan Zarantonello, OKNO studio
Courtesy the Artist and Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio
Positioning itself outside conventional gender identities, the research of queer by Ruben Montini (born Oristano, 1986. Lives and works in Berlin) constantly pushes towards a revision/subversion of the moulds, weaving a subtle and coherent thread that has unfolded through it’s anti-establishment modus operandi since its first performance, investigating the theme of gender identity, sometimes even employing an ironic citationist mechanism.
The performance Atteggiandomi a gran signora – Bellissima, produced by the Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio, presents a classical dance lesson taking place in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, in which the artist learns to follow a series of extremely feminine movements, to the notes of an iconic Italian light music song, performed live by a baritone, as if it were an operatic aria. The audience is invited to take part in the performance in a free but ordered manner, as if it were entering, on tiptoe, an intimate and familiar environment.