03. Eva Brioschi
All in one breath, Eva Brioschi offers us a dissertation on air, from its correspondence with freedom, to the different ways in which bodies enter into relationship with it, up to the work of Henri Chopin. In the 1950s, the French artist (Paris, 1922) received an audio tape recorder, as a gift and began experimenting with language, with its phonemes, with the voice, the body. The voice, powerful and free, picked up electronically, becomes a total sensory experience. The ultimate goal is freedom as a reaction to logocentrism.
“Fear lingers everywhere in this historical period… it distances us… it transfigures us… it distorts our physicality and identity. Chopin fears nothing, refuses to subject the power of life to anything, least of all to words… the body is essential to life without the need for any explanation… this new non-semantic language, can represent a free and universal form of communication that can ‘participate in the creation of a new, free world…”