Ilusiontale

2019

‘Ilusiontale’ is a performance that explores the opposite concepts of Illusion and Reality based on the use of group interaction and functional sculptural objects that activate sensory and bodily mechanisms in the performers.

The work consists of two procedural instances. The first consists of a phase of experimentation, where performers transform their individual energies, by drawing images, concepts and reflections shared with the artist, to compose a group energy. This is a key aspect as the collective actions executed as a group, trigger unconscious behaviors freeing the control of subjectivities in each individual

The second instance involves the energy transformation that each of the performers goes through with the use of the sculptural objects that acquire a symbolic meaning depending on who wears them. These elements, designed by Rondolini, become fetishes to the interpreters, as they gather an aesthetic value through its evocative and yet conditioning power.

These functional pieces, are extremely decorative, referring in texture and color, to a Baroque ornamental aesthetic, but created with plaster filling applied on wood, by means of a pastry bag, accentuating its playful and ceremonial character. 

In this phase, the interpreters interact with each other and transit a new state of perception from body and sensory mechanisms that are activated through contact, to resignify the concepts proposed by the artist.

The title of the work arises from the union of the terms Illusion and Portal. Ilusion refers to a concept or an image that originates from the imagination or through a deception of the senses, without having a true condition. On the other hand, Portal has been used to describe the passage between two temporary instances “a before and after crossing it”. These same concepts demarcate the two paths that performers transit in this experience where the movements do not respond to a specific indication, but to the connection of each essence that becomes a new element from the communion with both objects, as with others. The performance intends to portray different ways in which the artist reimagines human relations through re-contextualizing objects that embody physical or spiritual changes in the performers.

‘Ilusiontale’ is a performance that explores the opposite concepts of Illusion and Reality based on the use of group interaction and functional sculptural objects that activate sensory and bodily mechanisms in the performers.

‘Wedding Dress’ is a functional sculpture intended to trigger an energy transformation. The dress is a “portal” that acquires a symbolic meaning depending on who wears it. The piece reflects on the way mass media and the collective consciousness influences human relations and behavior within the consumer world. ‘Wedding Dress’ is a critique of superficiality, glamour, and luxury design products that represent core values of the market and often condition women to follow traditional patterns of idealisation established by patriarchal societies.
The work refers in texture and color, to a traditional wedding cake , but created with plaster filling applied on wood, by means of a pastry bag, accentuating its playful and ceremonial character.

Wedding Dress, 2019 | plaster on wood panels | 120 x 50 cm | Unique

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© Luciana Rondolini 2021

© Luciana Rondolini 2021