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Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

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Arianna Ferrari - CLOACA

  • Matthews Yard: Gallery 1 Matthews Yard Croydon, England, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)
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After ingesting a quantity of laxatives and diuretics the performer inserts a catheter in their bladder and a tunnel plug in their anus.

The performer loses control of their sphincters.

A number of contact microphones are attached to the performer’s belly, detecting the sounds of their intestines.

Sound by Antonio Bertoni.

About Arianna Ferrari

Arianna Ferrari has been active in body art since 2011. Their works have been presented internationally, including ]Performance s p a c e [ (UK), PERFORMATORIUM (CA), Defibrillator Gallery (US), Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (US), Galeria Labirynt (PL), The Blank (IT), Onassis Cultural Centre (GR) and STEIM (NL).

Ferrari body-based works explore “situations” which merely allow the body to manifest itself.
Their practice is an attempt to remove the performer from the performance, and allow a performance of the flesh.

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