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'Not as Simple as it Sounds' by Ivan Lupi



'Not as Simple as it Sounds' by Ivan Lupi

posterThe Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney is pleased to present a project with a strong emotional impact, conceived and created by Ivan Lupi, an Italian artist who lives in Wanaka, on the southern island of New Zealand. The title of the performance Not As Simple As It Sounds, a long-lasting artistic performance - a genre in which Lupi specializes - which will be held at the Audio Foundation in Auckland. Not As Simple As It Sounds invites viewers to participate in an intimate and powerful act of mourning, dedicated to the approximately 100,000 homosexuals arrested, abused and killed during the Holocaust.

Ivan will be present at the Audio Foundation during much of the exhibition, interacting with the triangles which comprise the installation in the attempt of reaching 100000 touches for 6 days (11- 13 & 18 – 20 February) from 12 – 5pm, and invites viewers to enter the environment engendered by the suspended objects and join them in activatingivan lupi 2 the work. Through participatory activation this installation becomes a memorial device, developing an evolving soundscape with every new note added and ultimately expressing a caring community effort in memory of those persecuted and murdered throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Ivan Lupi (Ferrara, 1972), holds a Masters in Queer Studies in Arts and Culture from the University of Birmingham. Since 2001 Lupi has been one of the founders and active member of the AMAE collective, with which he has taken part in various collaborations and exhibitions in Europe, China and the United Kingdom. In 2016 Lupi started his own production which, since then, has led him to present his work in France, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, United States, India, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand.
The performance will be inaugurated on 10 February at 5.30 pm at the Audio Foundation in Auckland (NZ). Visiting hours are: 11 to 13 February and then from 18 to 20 February between 12.00 and 5.00 pm.

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Date: Da Thursday, February 11, 2021 a Saturday, February 20, 2021

Time: From 12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Organized by : Ivan Lupi

In collaboration with : Audio Foundation di Auckland (NZ), Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Audio Foundation di Auckland (NZ)