This evening of feasting was hosted by artist Giovanna Maria Casetta whose performance work explores the fragility of memory.
This evening of feasting was hosted by artist Giovanna Maria Casetta whose performance work explores the fragility of memory. Lois Keidan (Live Art Development Agency) spoke about notable Live Art performances and how we record and remember such events. Also, an expert in Forensic Psychology explained the importance of asking specific questions when probing witnesses and revealed some devices used in stimulating memories of events. This feast was a forensic exploration of memory.
Giovanna Maria Casetta has been working in Live Art since 1996. The theme that constantly runs through her practice is concerned with the fragility that exists surrounding identity and the concept that nothing is quite what it appears to be.
Giovanna Maria Cassetta’s work is realised through the media of performance and film. She has specifically chosen to work in 8mm because it enhances and highlights the issues she explores. Its quality has a fragility within it which can draw the viewer into feeling nostalgia, a fragment of memory, something lost that is regained for a moment, which in turn provokes emotional responses.