“Despójate / Take the Load Off”, a Performance by Nina Dotti
Presented by Arts Connection at Aluna Art Foundation
Burn your painful memories in the performance “Take the Load Off”
Playfulness as the principle of a collective exercise of purification is essential in the experience proposed by the artist Nina Dotti in “Despójate / Take the Load Off”. This interactive performance, which will take place on the evening of January 14 at the headquarters of Aluna Art Foundation, invites participants dress in white to a ritual cleansing conducive to beginning the New Year auspiciously: The purpose is to set ablaze those words giving name to our greatest fears and regrets that hindered our progress and stifled us from projecting ourselves with a full sense of freedom and accomplishment during 2015. This is a live work, carried through in real time and geared to reactivate the power of a simple daily practice (write upon paper what is unpleasant to us and destroy by fire the source of negative thoughts) thereby employing relational aesthetics as the proposed mode of inhabiting the world through a greater awareness of the links uniting humankind. ”Evoking the ancestral experiences of healing around fire, this time we shall light a great pyre inside a giant cauldron in Miami where each participant may set ablaze a sheet of paper where they have written down all those fears and regrets that impeded their growth,” the artist says. “The idea is that this interactive performance is an act at once playful in nature while allowing one to empty their cares into the flaming pyre to rid ourselves of everything that overshadowed our light in the past year and to begin 2016 with a sense of liberation,” says the artist, Nina Dotti. You can come as a participant or as a observer. If you want to participate, just wear white clothes and be prepared to leave behind any painful memory.