THE GAME OF DEADLY SINS

WORLD BODY PAINTING FESTIVAL _ 29  JULY  2017  _KLAGENFURT _ INSTALLATION ART AWARD

ELENA TAGLIAPIETRA  _  MATTIA SEBASTIAN

First Part : Tableau Vivant

Music: ‘Toy Simphony’ by Leopold Mozart

What’s yours Deadly Sin?

  1. Gula _ Gluttony
  2. Luxuria _ Lust
  3. Avaritia _ Greed
  4. Superbia _  Pride
  5. Invidia _  Envy
  6. Ira _ Wrath
  7. Acedia _  Sloth

THE GAME OF DEADLY SINS _ ELENA TAGLIAPIETRA _ MATTIA SEBASTIAN

But, do the ancient Deadly Sins are still …deadly ?

Second part: interaction with audience

Music: The  Blue Danube by Johan Strauss

Come to play with us to discover the present– when we say PLAY:

– Shoot WHITE the Sin you don’t consider anymore a Sin

– Shoot BLACK the Sin you still consider a Sin

At the end we will produce an optical image/answer and we are going to give you some more ideas for reflection.

Play with us ! Play with Sins!

Third part: final installation

Music:  Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss , The Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky

Civilized Man’s EIGHT Deadly Sins

by Konrad Zacharias Lorenz   1903 – 1989

Was an Austrianzoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist . 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.

In his 1973 book, Civilized Man’s Eight Deadly Sins, tells that there are these great dangers:

  1. Overpopulation
  2. Crimes against nature
  3. Obsessive technological development
  4. Emotional atrophy
  5. Genetic decay
  6.  Ruptured traditions
  7. Indoctrination
  8. Nuclear weaponry

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The sins are eight instances of wrong turns, ill-advised cultural choices which set our species on a course of development at odds with the rest of nature.

This is not new, except perhaps for the breakdown and the elaboration; but the original was written at a time when these ideas were still considered crank. And, in fairness again, until solutions are found, every perspective is welcome.

Lorenz doesn’t have solutions (except in the case of nuclear armament: stop) but does, from his ethological standpoint, offer the idea that we are congenitally predisposed to — and need — certain of the vanishing facets of traditional culture, including the values and the range of emotional possibility that go with them. And further that to disregard these needs and our responsibility for preserving the societal forms that serve them is to subject ourselves to genetic decay (terrible phrase) and destruction.

There are dangers, in other words, as great as the demolition of the planet and they tend to be mutually reinforcing.

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