Installation “In Place” by Anna Maria Maiolino (with Chair)

I had shared earlier work by Anna Maria Tumblrd aand found this on her site

In Atto is rendered by two women: the young performer, Sandra Lessa, and the elder, Anna Maria Maiolino. The artist’s participation in this work exudes metaphoric and symbolic aspects, as a support for bringing the youngster back to life.

The work shows life-affirming aspects of rituals related to pain, repression and death. Sandra, the young performer, composes a language of voiced sounds associated to the dramatization of her body. The soundscape works with a language of its own, with an extra-grammatical sense, and without losing the feeling of the dimensions of the creative act in the making. The corporal dramatization in IN ATTO, compared to a shamanic rite with its shouts and movements, stirs the self-restoration of life over death. The body, initially inert and wrapped in bandages, as the performance unfolds feeds on itself, is regenerated and returns to life.


Chair with Eggs by Anna Maria Maiolino


Anna Maria Maiolino, Untitled, from A Life Line series – Photopoemaction, 1981 Black and white photograph

By Anna Maria Maiolino