Immersive Tantric Painting Awareness
Paintings by Caterina Silva
Performance by Caterina Silva and Liza Buzytsky
Curated by Valentina Galossi
Opening: 25th June, 5pm - 9pm
Live performance: 25th June, 7pm
25th June to 4th July 2021
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays open 3 pm to 7 pm - Retramp Gallery
A site-specific display of paintings by Italian artist Caterina Silva will be accompanied by a performance developed by the artist in collaboration with Elizaveta P. Buzytsky (Liza), researcher, healer, and artist. Following an ongoing dialogue between Buzytsky and Silva about power relations, sexuality, and spiritual practices, the score of the live piece will be designed around a variety of rituals both artists perform daily. Through a live audio voice-over, Buzytsky from her studio in New York will instruct Silva in a meditation inspired by spiritual techniques. Caterina Silva will respond by translating the instructions into an alphabet of gestures and body movements belonging to her painting process which she identifies as a sort of meditation in action.
The live performance will result in a visual soundscape of the painting process, body gestures and traditional tantric practices mixed with tactile key elements borrowed from the fascinating phenomenon of nowadays known as ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response). Features from both the spiritual and the daily life will then allow the audience to live their own experience shifting their attention from the divine to mundane, from the body to soul, and then in reverse while transitioning towards an altered state of consciousness.
I.T.P.A. will be performed live on the 25th of June at 7 pm, viewable from the gallery window, and streamed online as well on: twitch.tv/studiocaterinasilva; Facebook Live ReTramp and Instagram Live @retramp.
Caterina Silva’s paintings will be shown in the gallery space and the video documenting of the performance will be screened together with artworks produced during the performance. A short video/record of the experience will be available to be purchased for free.
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About the artists:
Caterina Silva (Rome, 1983, lives between Rome and London) investigates the connections between power and language from a silent and non-discursive perspective with which she eludes canonical structures of the production of meaning. Always interested in the relationship between gesture, freedom, and mental processes, Silva develops through painting and performance a multiform and layered body of works through an emotional and synthetic language.
Silva’s exhibitions and performances took place in public and private spaces in Europe and abroad including Vortic Collect, London XR, Artissima Present Future, Turin, Bosse&Baum Gallery, London, Fondazione Spinola Banna, Poirino, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan, Museum Centrale Montemartini, Rome, Everad Read-Circa Cape Town, Casa Testori, Milan, Rozenstraat a rose is a rose, Amsterdam, Abstracte, Dordrecht, Oratorio di San Mercurio, Palermo. She was artist in residence at Cité des Arts, Paris, 2013; Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 2015-2014; Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, 2016; NKD, Norway, 2018; ARP, Cape Town 2018; Bocs, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Cosenza, 2019; Fondazione Spinola Banna, Poirino, 2019.
Elizaveta P. Buzytsky is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist and researcher who works with a variety of media to explore the body, performance, phenomenology, storytelling, and space. She was born in the USSR and grew up in the United States and much of her work is informed by the process of early childhood immigration. In addition to creating installation-based work, she maintains a healing practice rooted in the disciplines of yoga and meditation where she works one on one with clients seeking a transformative experience.
She completed her MFA at Tyler School of Art and runs her artist studio out of Brooklyn, New York. More about her projects can be found on the studio website www.studioepb.com and www.liminalpraxis.com
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