WE FORGOT THE NAME OF WHAT WE WANTED TO DO
October 15th – November 8th 2015
Opening Wednesday, October 14th 2015 at (around) 6pm
SOLIVAGANT* is pleased to announce the first US solo show and presentation of works by GIROLAMO MARRI.
“We forgot the name of what we wanted to do” will bring a series of performances, interventions and participatory actions to SOLIVAGANT*, and from there into the gallery's local context, both public and private: adjacent buildings, shops, sidewalks, and the school across the street, for starters.
GIROLAMO MARRI’s practice includes preambles to talks never given, frantic group meditations, silent interviews, texts meant to be forever updated, preposterous street signs and all kinds of disquieting interactions with strangers. For SOLIVAGANT*, he will set up and play out a variety of difficult moments – with occasional photo ops – over the course of three weeks. Audience and neighbors alike will be invited/challenged to participate actively in that discomfort, rather than just watch it go by. Folding chairs, reading stands, microphones, electrical cables, books, a bamboo flute, a bicycle horn, crockery, hammers, tape, and coffee machines may or may not intersect with the artist’s communicative physicality at any given time.
The first interaction will take place at the opening, on Wednesday, October 14th anytime between 5.45pm and 6.45pm. Other Interventions will be announced successively via social media.
COFFEE BREAK 10.24.2015
Saturday, October 24th Solivagant* opened its doors to a new impromptu performance by GIROLAMO MARRI. The public was welcomed to enter the space, exchange a conversation with the artist and invite other people to join. All of the above while Girolamo was making espresso coffee...
TEA BREAK 10.18.2015
On Sunday, October 18th 2015 GIROLAMO MARRI performed a new, site-inspired intervention called "Tea Break". Participants were invited to sit with the artist and be part of an unusual Tea Ceremony that took place inside SOLIVAGANT* space.
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On Wednesday, October 14th 2015 GIROLAMO MARRI opened a month long exhibition of interventions, artworks and disruptive actions by performing TALK 10.14.15 in front of an audience comfortably displaced inside the Gallery and on the sidewalk, street and pavement adjacent SOLIVAGANT* space.
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