Anatomical theatre, 2012

Performance / Video

Silvia Giambrone

embroidered collar tailored on skin by Dr. Franco Nucci

This performance points at the strong and ambiguous connection between beauty and violence and their relationship to the subject.

Anatomical theatre is part of a wider work  about embroidery as an ancient practice (still called “feminine art” ). It comes from years and years of a slavery practice: the way in which women made something “beautiful” of their coercion time and the way the Capital used this practice to create value and to subjectify women into the discourse of beauty.