Rotation F to M
I selected a man during one of my live performances (Rotation White). I asked him to be myself in my next project. He accepted. The name of the selected man was Guido Mangialavori. Or Benedetta Panisson? The project is the result of five years of observation and study of the selected man (2005-2011). Rotation F to M is a sexual reassignment, a chaotic data archiving, the act of taking female and male identities out of the way, a malfunctioning mechanism, a love story. Rotation F to M began in 2005 with a double live performance, Rotation White, in occasion of the International Prize for Performance, Centrale di Fies, and Rotation Black (video-installation/performance), for a Trento's Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea exhibition, both curated by Marina Abramovic.
2 b/w photographic print on aluminum, 174 cm x 60 cm; 2 digital images on white plexiglass, each 90 cm x 60 cm; 5 digital images on round white plexiglass, each diameter 30 cm, wood frame; 1 indian ink circular drawing on paper, 90 cm diameter; 45 indian ink drawings on paper, each 20 cm x 30 cm; 4 indian ink drawings on paper, 92 cm x 65 cm, 120 cm x 70 cm, 160 cm x 90 cm, 240 cm x 140 cm; 1 digital video trailer, 1'; video installation.
Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan, "Rotation F to M", solo show and catalogue, limited edition; Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan, "Il Rimedio Perfetto", exhibition and catalogue; Museo della Permanente, Milan, "Salon Primo 2006", exhibition, and "La donna oggetto. 1990-2005", catalogue by Allemandi Ed.; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, 89th Young Artist Collective Exhibition, and catalogue.