LA VEGLIA by Romina de Novellis,“the awaiting scene”, is a failed attempt at the liberation of the body. Intended specifically for the intimate space of a private residence, the work interacts and connects with the resident hosts and traces of their lives. The artist weaves 20,000 meters of red Missoni thread, slowly unraveling the entire installation over the course of the performance. At sunset, the artist will disappear in the darkness of the coming nightfall. The sculpture of knotted thread is the remaining trace of the physical gesture; everything else is ephemeral, tied to the memory of the space and its inhabitants.
The performance premiered at the Salotto “Angela Missoni”: a fairytale imagination of the private living room of the Missoni brand’s award-winning creative director.