From: ‘Not as simple as it sounds’. Audio Foundation, (Auckland 2021). Credits: V. Garg
From: ‘Not as simple as it sounds’. Audio Foundation, (Auckland 2021). Credits: V. Garg
From: ‘Not as simple as it sounds’. Audio Foundation, (Auckland 2021). Credits: V. Garg

An intimate yet powerful act of mourning dedicated to each one of the estimated 100.000 homosexuals who have been arrested, abused and killed during the Holocaust.

Lupi repeatedly plays a triangle instrument for 6 days each day for 5 hours straight in order to reach 100.000 strikes and beyond.

The audience is invited to take active part in the piece by joining it’s peculiar setup and supporting the artist by playing triangles hanging from the ceiling.

Lupi creates a device that produces an evolving sound which will change every time new notes add up, expressing a caring ‘community’ effort.

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Ivan Lupi (born 1972, Ferrara, Italy). Masters in Queer Studies in Arts and Culture from the Birmingham University. Since 2001 Lupi has been one of the founders and active member of the collective Amae with which he has taken part in various collaborations and exhibitions in China, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, United Kingdom. In 2016 Lupi starts his own production as a single performer along with Amae’s series of work. The most recent and relevant events: ‘The Voice and the Lens’ - Whitechapel Art Gallery (London 2014), ‘The slip of the tongue’ - Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana (Venice 2015), ‘Transformations’ by LiVEART.US - Queens Museum (New York 2016), ‘MAKING SPACE’ - CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art (Christchurch 2017), ‘Visualeyez Annual Festival of Performance art’ - Latitude 53 Art Gallery (Edmonton 2017), 'PAWA - Performance Art Week Aotearoa' (Wellington 2018) 'Performance Arcade 2019' (Wellington 2019).

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