iscp alumni valerio rocco orlando presents Lover's Discourse at careof DOCVA
ISCP alumni Valerio Rocco Orlando is currently exhibiting his work at Careof, DOCVA, Milan in Italy.
Lover's Discourse, a 2-channel video installation produced during a six-month residency at ISCP, is inspired by French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy and his latest theories on the love experience. In this video installation, Italian artist Valerio Rocco Orlando interviews couples in love, asking them to talk about their experience with the couple identity, the existence of borders between individualities within the couple and the relationship this can have with society. The protagonists were chosen by chance: the artist posted flyers in cafés, launderettes and in the streets of Williamsburg, inviting couples to take part in his new project through a series of interviews. The final result is a collection of portraits of common people who spontaneously chose to reveal a part of themselves, at the same time reflecting on their own existence.
Careof DOCVA commissioned the artist to produce the second part of this cycle in Milan, Italy. The third part will be produced next autumn in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Valerio Rocco Orlando: Lover's Discourse
March 3 - April 9, 2011
Published on December 31, 1969 by | Tags: Resident exhibitions