This month we followed the multi-sensual traces of the Italian multi-media artist Francesco Misceo. His art present us a holistic intertwining between the digital-machinic and the analog-organic sphere of the human body.
Together, we enter an atmosphere of a dreamlike poem that enfolds in front of us and affects all our senses. With Misceo, we are welcome to explore the manifold ways of expressing our bodies.
his short art piece “Late night Tale” Francesco Misceo shows us a
body in motion, dancing, as vehicle that
transcends the body.
Touching and feeling the air, the heat, the coldness of the room around its skin. Sensing the hardness and the softness of the objects in its reach and out of reach. The body is in contact with his surrounding and other objects – like the flashlights – that help it transcend itself. Even though this piece is not danced outside in the nature, like many of his other pieces, still, we sense the connectedness and exteriority of the body.
Maybe this is a reason why Misceo used lights at his hands. The hands don’t need daylight to see. The hands are light itself and for themselves. And the burst of the body might be then the freed emotions and motions, the liberated intensities that sleeps in our body until the daytime ends and starts to spread out when our body starts to dance.
body becomes a particle drift of infinitive affects, motions, and
that stream across space and time and towards an impossible and infinitive end.
The “Late night Tale” is therefore always the tale of the body, a tale that is spoken when the day is gone, when night and its darkness arise and when our eyes become tired, and our hands wake up. Or maybe the “Late night Tale” cannot be shown but just be danced? Not been spoken but just felt?
In any way, in this tale – in his or our “Late night Tale” we lose the borders of our contemporary self, we start to dream (of) a body, a body of streams and clouds that slips away from its daily cover.
when we go with our body undercover, when we hear and feel its
movements and passions. In the night the body discovers its own rhythm
and movement, its own stream when it is moving around and beyond
This and much more is there in Misceos beautiful sensitive and quiet, rapturous, and expanding dance in which he invites us to dance the body and play with it. And in this movement, we might find something what laid hidden within ourselves. Other layers and photons that energize us and want to set free.
Artist review © Niklas Pekka for Blink Berlin | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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