Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Edoardo SDC - Pensierino collegante-decostruttivo

Di gruppi artistici se ne conoscono molti, ma SDC non è un gruppo come gli altri:
non cerca un'identità collettiva, non vuole creare un nuovo soggetto, artistico o politico.
Non si espone al fallimento delle proposte moderne e postmoderne, avanguardie e postavanguardie, proclamanti che l'ora è venuta perché il Nuovo Evento si affacci sullla scena dell'Arte.
SDC è la necessaria (eticamente doverosa) decostruzione della soggettività dell'Artista, che qui ha nome Sabine Delafon.

SD ha messo in gioco la propria identità personale e artistica molto più di quanto abbiano fatto altri, e più di quanto avesse fatto lei stessa in precedenza: inventando SDC, SD non ha inteso sovrapporre l'identità altrui alla propria, ma ha bensì disperso la propria identità in una molteplicità di singoli individui.

SDC è una relazione, non un semplice gruppo: anzi, è relazione di relazioni (ogni individuo è in se stesso relazione). In un gruppo, gli individui hanno un'identità determinata, che interagisce con quella altrui. Nella relazione, ogni individuo è interdipendente dagli altri individui: i confini della comunità diventano virtuali.
Non c'è limite alle dimensioni di SDC e non c'è regola per farne parte, purché vi siano da offrire positività e non negatività. Al limite SDC potrà coincidere con l'intera umanità positivamente disposta verso l'Altro.

All'interno della relazione SDC, io, ex-Edoardo, lavoro perché ognuno si metta in relazione con tutti, per finirla di pensarsi come un Sé separato. Con SDC io lavoro alla decostruzione del soggetto e alla scoperta della comunità che viene.

SDC è la comunità che viene. Da quanto tempo la attendevamo?

Reflections on my participation at the SDC performance 7/11/08 Artissima, Torino, Italy.


It appears that Sabine's journey in Searching for herself, which bagan 1987 with the projecting of "Ex" and also the title of one of her projects entitled "Search My Double / I'm Looking For Myself", has changed its path or in any case progressed. After 21 one years of searching for herself in, New York, Rome, Paris, Torino and Avignon, what has she found?

What she delivered at the 15th edition of the Artissima contemporary art fair in Turin could be a clue.

In June 2008 Sabine founded the SDC and launched it as a group on Facebook,  she invited 30 of its members - by choice -  to participate in her performance "Scelta" (Choice) produced for the fair.

The performance consisted of wearing a simple white T-shirt with her name written on it, black trousers and a black jacket and visiting the fair. Each participant was given personalized business cards of the Corporation. The performance lasted 4 hours from 12:00 – 16:00 on Friday, 7th November.

What emerged from my participation, which I throughly enjoyed and gave me the chance to meet some refreshingly nice people, was the sense that in contemporary society the desperate search for our identity - which reaches foreign lands, virtual spaces, displays and screens of every description – leads us to others, we "choose" others and they "choose" us. So, maybe we (the participants) are all a bit like Sabine Delafon.

I think that creativity is a gelling agent in this project and that it is the key to social well-being and individual expression and that Sabine's work documents this eloquently.

Merci beaucoup Sabine for this experience!

I wish all the best to the future of the Sabine Delafon Corporation, whatever it may be.

The SDC performance "Scelta" was documented by video and photography by the participants of the performance. Participants were not paid to participate, they chose to. Each participants behaviour at the fair was totally spontaneous and not pre-meditated. The T-Shirts are on sale.

Marcia Caines

Sunday, November 9, 2008

“The Idea of Contributing to Artissima with the Performance by Sabine Delafon" Marcia Caines

The most fascinating aspect of participating in the Sabine Delafon Coporation - SDC - in this context is because the performance, that is an evolution of the ongoing work that the artist has pursued on identity since the beginning of her artistic career, portrays a shift in her work from personal identity to group identity. Nowadays is this a natural evolution of many? Does it illustrate a trend in contemporary society? Certainly in virtual reality it does. In recent years the virtual space has witnessed the birth of boundless online communities, where individuals render visible their personal identity to adhere to groups and share with like-minded individauls ideas, habits, customs, beliefs and causes. The potential of this phenomena is enormous and boundless. In this scenario it becomes easier to obtain information, understanding and insight into an individual through their social network, interests and adhesions.
The lowest common denominator in this is networking.
The underlying strengths: knowledge and resource sharing.
As members of these groups can the qualities missing in individualism be compensated by a shared identity? Is this practicable in art?
Is it a provocation? A way of proving to the art circles that market rules don’t just apply, but have taken over? Can art prove its flexibility by embracing and releasing the shackles of such an elite and closed circuit? If so, can other resources provide the lacking components that condition market demands?
Same, same but different.

During the Artissima contemporary art fair, members of the SDC wear, by choice, a white T-shirt with Sabine Delafon printed on the front and visit the fair.

Thank you for all "Scelta" performance members, Artissima 15, Torino,

Edoardo Acotto (I), Samir Baddi (M), Raja Baddi (I), Giorgio Bartoli (I), Alice Belcredi (I), Renata Bianconi (I), Martin Butler (GB), Marcia Caines (GB), Diego di Caro (I), Elisabetta Dotta (I), Maximilian Ehrhardt (D), Mad (I), Cristiana Palandri (I), Scalfino (I), Mad (I), Nicolò Taglia (I), Francesca Tambussi (I), Tiziana di Troila (I), Gosia Turzeniecka (Pl), Alberto Zanchetta (I), Maristella Zaramella (I), e Sabine Delafon (Fr)

Si ringrazia inoltre per la partecipazione alla realizzazione della performance "Scelta" della SDC :

Salima Arfoudi
, Guido Costa Project, Andrea Diletto, Simona Tamasia e Maria Cristina Strati.

SDC in Artissima 7.11.08 - foto : Francesca Tambussi


Gosia Turzeniecka - Raja Baddi - Marcia Caines


Marcia Caines


Elisabetta Dotta - Raja Baddi - Maristella Zaramella


Nicolò Taglia intervistato da Carlo Antonelli (Rolling Stone)


Tiziana di Troila


Elisabetta Dotta - Raja Baddi


Francesca Tambussi

SDC in Artissima 7.11.08 - foto : Francesca Tambussi


Edoardo Acotto - Sabine Delafon


Martin Butler - Sabine Delafon - Giorgio Bartoli


Sabine Delafon

Alice Belcredi


Martin Butler - Sabine Delafon


Martin Butler - Maximilian Ehrhardt

Saturday, November 8, 2008

SDC at Artissima 7/11/08

Ho pubblicato le foto della performance!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32200459@N05/

frank.