Black Madonna was performed as extended ritualistic act of the original piece called Burning Desire.
Burning Desire was originally a pice created around desires of the human mind and body that create addiction, pain, loss but migh lead into high creativity under difficult circumstances. Over the past 2 years it has developed into a ritual to cleanse the body and the mind to free it from pollution, gentrification, pain, addiction and keep it pure to breath freely, live life, and create live art. In Rome it transformed into a group sharing moment and for me personally into an almost out of body experience.
I am putting this development of my work down to my intensive work withMarisa Carnesky over the past year, my friendship with Frankie Knucklesand the deep inspiration that Ron Athey has brought into my life. FurtherTorture Garden Events and Franko Black and Guerilla Zoo‘s Modern Panic who all offered me a platform to perform this.
Thanks to Benedetto Benny Dell’aricci – benedettodellariccia.it for capturing this moment so beautifully.
I am looking forward to perform this piece in San Francisco in 2016