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2015
Wearing an A
A movie without a mountain
The stone cut
Wearing an A without fear
The boxeur

2013
A good performance
Idea per una presenza nel deserto/Idea for a presence in the desert
---->>The Sunshine Vineyard (Our Ideal Revolutionary Storm)

2012
Untitled (sasso alieno)
There is not a priori answer to this dilemma (The Dolphin Hotel)
The first imperial earthquake

2011
Dunno (A Perfect Crime)

2010
Ein fragment
Reflecting on a political hole (the space for a sculpture)
Collirio (eye drops, lack of rice)
Himalaya

2009
People have started to plan
Untitled (Himalaya)
L'universo

2008
Instrument #1 - Instrument #2
Untitled (rainbow)

THE SUNSHINE VINEYARD (OUR IDEAL REVOLUTIONARY STORM)

2012
Work produced by Deutsche Börse Residency Program, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Performance by Francesca Banchelli, guest of Deutsche Börse Residency Program, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Installation produced by SPE (Spazio Performatico ed Espositivo Ass. Cult. Scompiglio) for the collective exhibition: Incontri/Encounters, SPE, IT
Video projection on PVC screen, (HD video, color, sound. Duration: 17 mins). File mp4 on tablet (HD video, color, sound. Duration: 8 mins). Flags, wooden bench.

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photo by Guido Mencari


The Sunshine Vineyard (Our Ideal Revolutionary Storm) is a performance that turns into a cinematographic set. It is performed by a group of students from the Städelschule of Frankfurt and it wants to recall a manifestation addressed towards the “Big Unknowns”, symbolically represented by the “Sunset”, waving big flags made by satin of the colours of the sunset. The battle against the Sunset reflects on the reality of a strategy adopted to investigate on how masses can be exploited as a resource, once potentially directing them towards it (The Strategy of Unknown). The whole group will exploit this theory, used to create ignorance, as an act of awareness. Performing impact actions, resembling a warʼs paradigm of chaotic-calm, they turn their gestures into personal dances, reaching a choral action of which they are authors. The Sun would respond to the battle, by illuminating their bodies until leaving them in the darkness, disappearing behind the Frankfurt skyscrapers. The action was shot both by the inside of the action and from the outside, resulting in two video, which have been shown several times inside an installation constituted by a curtain - which is the screen of the video taken from the outside, a bench with an iPad with headphones - supporting the video taken from the inside, and the flags which have been used for the performance.