Provini Performance, 1974

Basel 2015
Kadel Willborn
Ketty La Rocca Provini Performance, 1974 2 parts, photo and drawing on paper, mounted on board 44 x 23 cm This work is part of the series "Reduzioni" and refers to Ketty La Rocca's most important performance. At the “Provini Performance” La Rocca read a text that was grammatically perfect, albeit without content. This nonsense-text became physically present in space through the spoken language. As a kind of “punctuation”, La Rocca repeatedly says the word “you”, which is taken up by the audience as a refrain. The definition of the border between the self and the other as “you” is central to La Rocca’s work.