Opening the WASTED exhibition at the Bunker at Piazza Primo Maggio (Udine) on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. the live performances “Unrequited Love” by Sonja Radaković (Serbia, 1989) and “Hold On Her” by Kate Gilmore (USA, 1975).
The special opening event is preceded by a workshop supported by the European project COMFORT ZONE! Democracy and e-democracy thank to life skills improvement, participative cultural researches and creative laboratories. At the center of the workshop the 2 performances on the topic on gender equality and democracy:
Unrequited Love / Sonja Radaković
Sonja Radaković’s performance gives us a liberating vision of the female body through a practice of physical and mental resistance. The artist offers an antidote to the feeling of oppression through an uninterrupted run of about 3 hours on the short, repetitive circuit of fresh concrete, bringing the viewer closer to the experience of the quintessential natural phenomenon: the unfolding of creative energy.
Following this, videos, photographs, and the cemented circuit will remain on display: visible traces of the artist’s passage.
Hold On Her / Kate Gilmore (played by Camilla Isola)
Kate Gilmore invents a new form of still life in which the female body stands on a stall supporting a number of objects with an archaeological and ethnographic flavor, displayed in a blatantly museum-like manner. Typically female work artifacts, such as panniers and jars, whose museum and representational value has been denied for centuries, relegating them to the margins of the artistic and cultural system because they are female in origin.
On the one hand, the performer’s pose translates gentleness and a sense of reunion and appeasement with the system; on the other, it represents a practice of female resistance (“carrying the burden”: an incisive metaphor for the female condition).
Admission to the workshop is free but for a maximum number of participants.
Reserve your spot with an email to email@example.com
Children and families are welcome!
We will be able to tell you which works we recommend viewing for young children-our organization can provide viewing assistance.
In addition, IoDeposito offers free educational-creative workshops on the exhibition’s topics of interest specifically designed for children ages 10-15 by Comfort Zone art therapists.
General exhibition hours
Oct. 7 through Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.