The creation of a machine able to paint without the artist being present triggered the envy and admiration of Andy Warhol. “It’s the artwork that should speak and not the artist”, says a contemporary art mantra. But what happens when we investigate the role of performance art by interviewing artists whose physical presence is the fulcrum of their work? Is being an artist an innate condition, like the shamans – that you can either accept or dismiss – or is it the result of experience and valuable encounters?
Beyond the Body is an intimate dialogue delving into the motivations that drive some protagonists of performance art to reveal their identity; and unveil their body; at times using their own (real) blood on stage through forms of expression uncompromising between life and death.