With Trapezia c......z Easily

Series: 
Mémoire d'une performance
Creator: 
Daniel Farioli
Performer: 
Daniel Farioli
Occurence: 
Documents: 

carton d'invitation

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
carton d'invitation
FARIOL
Daniel Farioli | trace de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | courtesy de l'artiste
Description: 
It is the third and last part of a performance in three acts, using one script for three different locations and moments spaced over several months.

All of the elements in the exhibit serve as both décor for the performance and works of art in themselves. Daniel Farioli has installed what he calls a work station; dressed in white coveralls and with his face painted, he manipulates, alters, and rearranges the pieces:

“The performance completes or alters the pictorial work.”

In the back of the room is a white trapezoid on which painted elements are electro-mechanically fastened. Daniel Farioli plays an instrument; when it stops, its cuts off the electricity and everything falls to the floor.

We are left with the image of a painting that suddenly loses its subject and returns to its original state.

All of the elements on exhibit, both sculptural and pictorial, whatever their size, whether part of a more complex structure or self-standing, are trapezoids.

This geometric element is a constant throughout Daniel Farioli’s work.

He uses the trapezoid as a counterpoint to the rectangle of western civilization, and more generally, as a means of breaking us away from our presuppositions. Even the texts he writes have a trapezoidal construction.

Partial transcription of an interview with Daniel Farioli, 2012.

[Based on the available photographs, the performance seems to start off with a scene in which Daniel Farioli lies on a stretcher on the floor, swaddled in white transparent netting, with green glow sticks strewn around his body. He emerges from his cocoon by cutting it with a razor, NDLR]
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Daniel Farioli | photographie de la performance "Avec trapèze c......z à l'aise", 1980 | © Daniel Farioli | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste