“Untitled (a stranger, the water and what I am).”
A performance by Anna Raimondo
© Benedetta Ubezio, 2012
Video by Camila Mello
Sound recording by Tim Barber
Editing by Anna Raimondo and Miguel Rato
The performance is based on a single instruction: finding a stranger in a public space, who wants to splash me for each sentence I declare, until the water is used up. The stranger – the other- becomes the condition sine qua non for realizing the work, as in the process of definition and identification, while the water is the element that unifies our bodies in the relation of action-reaction. In the gap between punishment and catharsis, the serious and the ridiculous, the performance questions some of the social definitions I embody.