YOU’RE OUT, 2014 – 2016, Germany, colours, 12’57” ed. 3+2ap
The idea of the performance is to play a game that is symbolically a mirror of what happens in reality: there is not always enough space for everybody. Playing the game allows people to experience first hand the possibility of being refused, the fight against others for finding a place and the feelings connected with that.The performance is conceived to include as participants both refugees and citizens to represent the multiracial society of our times and the problem refugees face when entering a new country and their attempts to integrate. The location where the performance was hold is very important and symbolic too. It’s Oranienplatz in Berlin, where the tent camp of the refugees’ righst protest was held, and the performance is just after the camp being evicted by the police.
LIUBA’s videos come from a long creative process that involves project idea and concept, performance production, interactions of people, places identities, collaboration with specific selected cameramen, editing and direction, which are made by the artist herself. The resulting videos mix together all those elements and it a complementary work of the performance itself.
“I consider my videos like paintings, books and sculptures. I carve them, beginning with hours and hours of shootings as they were a huge marble stock, cutting and selecting piece after piece in order to obtain the final shape.
I paint every single second of the video, deciding colors and combining sequences, in order to arrive to the final pattern. I write chapters and scenes as a story, giving a sense to each step following the other. I mix the music with the intent to give voice to the whole levels of lecture implicit in the work. I often collaborate with musicians asking tracks to work with.
I use only original shootings taken during my performances. No studio shootings or actor interactions are used to edit my videos. What is shown is part of what ‘really’ happened and it’s chance one of the main hero of the work.”
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