Roi Vaara, whit the performance "Wet Paint Handshakes" touches the exposed nerve endings of society and his rhetoric has an underhanded virtuosity, far from sensationalism, but with a firm intention to challenge the way we look at things.
Fondazione Volume!, with the support of FRAME, the German Embassy and the Norwegian Embassy presents One Night Stand II, curated by Myriam Laplante, second edition of a performance project that hosted, in the first edition, the artists Claudie Gagnon (Canada) and Johan Lorbeer (Germania). This One Night Stand will be an affair featuring the artists Kurt Johannessen (Norway), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia-Germany), Roi Vaara (Finland) and Herma Auguste Wittstock (Germany). The exhibition space in Via San Francesco di Sales will take on a poetic, contemplative and disarmingly ironic dimension in which the performers will interact with the viewers in that moment in space and time. “The artists will prepare durational performances, using the whole gallery in order to create a path through the space, to give the public the opportunity to circulate from one action to the other, to take the time to digest, come back, because the “sculptures” are alive and change according to the viewer’s eye, like quantum events. No video or photo can render the experience of a performance. There is always a vital umbilical cord that intimately links the viewer to the artist. With this project, I asked the artists to reveal not only the physical space of Volume! but also its pulse and it’s breath.” (Myriam Laplante)