Performance art by Nikola Fornoni
25th October 9:30
Grace Exhibition Space
182 Avenue C, New York, New York 11206
Dancing on nature is a collective performance that wants to involve the public in a common action: dancing. Dancing in a silent disco with DJ sets on a single track. Dance on sounds that are dying out like the buzzing of bees that will be a sound carpet in an elaborate mix. The lights dimmed, only a few disc lights, worn headphones and large cubes of ice in the center of the room that melt slowly. The desire to play on something that already is losing vitality. The loss of nature, from flower to flower, from person to person, from knowledge to knowledge. Dance that passes you, dance not to think because that’s what the world wants: don’t think. The investigation, social without any spectacle. The desire to bring a broad and devastating concept into a light, carefree atmosphere. Dancing on nature is the first collective performance of Fornoni. The public is of the utmost importance, creator of the performance itself. Dancing on nature is a long durational. The sound repeated and repeated more hours creates a danceable sound to the point of exhausting the participants.
SOUNDTRACK BY Petrol. Alessandro Petrol Pedretti.
Lighting Design Make Believe AV.
His performances talks about the body’s themes relevant to the artist’s life and social issues. He always wants to challenge himself, taking to performance art as a natural remedy and source of freedom. Nicola uses performance art, as well as video art languages, as documentation and expressions of his actions. His intent is to change society with people’s minds and show the force of the body without remorse.
During 2019 he had his solo-exhibition Unlimited at Soma Art Space to Berlin, curated by Nabi Nara where i performed his long duration The Beginning.
In 2018, he performed and exhibited in his first solo exhibition called Fuckdermia at the Vaku Project Space, Bergamo (IT)- with eight video-performances, three video frames and one performance. In the same year he was selected to screen his videos by the Live Art Development Agency, London (UK); at the Starptelpa, Riga Performance Art Festival curated by Simona Orinska, Riga (LV), He has been selected twice to PerfoArtNet Bienal de performance art de Bogotà curated by Fernando Pertuz. Bogotà (CO).
He has been invited to show his work in a Talk at Macro Asilo, curated by Giorgio de Finis (but he had to cancel due to personal issues) Macro Asilo, Rome (IT).He took part to CORPO V festival of performative action curated by Sibilla Panerai and Ivan D’Alberto, at Spazio Matta Pescara,( IT)
In the 2016 he performed to VIPAW at Venice performance art week curated by VESTandPAGE. Venice ( IT)