By jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevicius, Géraldine Geffriaud, David Bernstein)
Presented on February 20,21,22 at Nomas Foundation, Rome
Superusurpedsupper is the first edition of ‘Collecting Matters, an exchange’, a joint project initiated by Nomas Foundation, Kadist Art Foundation, and David Roberts Art Foundation.
Superusurpedsupper Superusurpedsupper was a storytelling performance featuring artworks chosen from the three foundations’ collections. The artworks were used as props and also became characters in our journey. They were our sources of inspiration which we translated into speeches, gestures, and songs for the creation of a linguistic choreography. The performance told the story of our journey to the Ganek mountain, the place where artist Július Koller founded and directed the U.F.O. Gallery Ganek — a fictive gallery that allowed him to communicate with the unknown cosmic world. To find the gallery and climb to the cosmic peak, we use the help of the art pieces, which turn into a rope, map, ghost, clock, fire, companion, game of white stones & red gloves, and a pizza theory.
The performance explored how an art piece can be extended and reinterpreted. It also questioned the borders between art and tool, authenticity and fake, and between individual authorship and shared creation.
The show included works by: Eduardo Arroyo, Joseph Beuys, Maurizio Cattelan, Peter Coffin, Jules-Aimé Dalou, Thea Djordjadze, Ryan Gander, Július Koller, Benoît Maire, Ursula Mayer, Nicolas Matranga, Jean-Luc Moulène, Pratchaya Phinthong and Tobias Rehberger.
A libretto publication was produced for the performance. Here is the digital pdf. If you'd like a physical copy, please contact me.