THE ABANDONED ISLANDS OF THE LAGOON
Venezia, Palazzo Grassi, "The Art of Performance", 1979
The performance looks at first like a lecture, with a speaker and a stand. However, the stand is placed on top of a series of tv sets and while on the tv screens a film on the abandoned islands of the lagoon is playing, the speaker walks around brooding. He finally stops at the stand but, while he should speak about the environment and its pollution, his lips remain sealed. After trying several times he disappears upwards, into “the darkness of his failures”.