“The Phoenix” is a long-durational performance, exploring the theme of rebirth, change and the will to live. Rebirth is here understood both individually and collectively.
In Greek mythology, as everybody knows, the phoenix (Ancient Greek: φοῖνιξ phoînix; Latin: phoenix, phœnix, fenix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or born again.
This performance has a high symbolic value and took place as a pagan ritual of initiation, a sacred game and a cathartic experience.
“The Phoenix” expresses the concept of rebirth from the bottom, as a regenerating force, only through art is possible to change the present, to create a new sensibility for change.
Concept/Art Direction: Manuela Maroli – Photography Sergio Cippo
Artistic assistance: Marika Maroli
Date/Location: 21/02/2014 – Lavanderie Ramone – Turin ( Italy )
MANUELA MAROLI (born in Turin in 1982) is an Italian based performance artist who began her career in 1999. In 2013 she dedicated herself to various studies and started her own research in Performance Art. Since 2015 she is a member of the international artist collectives known as THE OTHER SOCIETY and AN ARMY of Artists. She is the founding member of the artist collective known as SVERGIN_ARTE and chief curator of the international platform “I support performance art“.
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