OPHELIA’S DEATH

World body painting festival _Installation Art Award by Elena Tagliapietra
1st july 2016_4.30 pm_somewhere near the lake…

Ophelia’s death ’ Art Installation performance - world body painting

⦾ A creation by _Elena Tagliapietra
⦾ Performer _ Laura Magnan
⦾ Recorded voices _Mattia Sebastian & Claudia Lawrence
⦾ Music _ Mattia Corso
⦾ First Assistant_ Greta Giorgetti
⦾ Text _ William Shakespeare & Arthur Rimbaud
⦾ Video by Josh David Lim
⦾ With the patronage of The Chelko Foundation
⦾ elenatagliapietra.it

Oh, poor me! That I have see what I had to see, that I see what I see now!

Heaven! Love! Freedom! What a dream, oh poor crazed Girl!
 You melted to him as snow does to a fire; 
Your great visions strangled your words
- And fearful Infinity terrified your blue eye!

The poet Rimbaud's words lead us directly to the tragedy of Ophelia, the victim of an inhuman power hypocritical and petty, described by Shakespeare in "Hamlet."
Ophelia - who "Realized wonderful garlands of daisies, wallflowers, nettles and long red orchids ..." - will pay with madness and leaving her die in the water, feeling rejected and criticized for her femininity. A way of living far from falsehood who had make her not able to control her own destiny. Elena wants to recall her iconic image, as many illustrious Predecessors did, and reinterpret it in an artistic performance with body painting, dance, recorded voices, music.
In the year where all the world is celebrating the 400th anniversary from the death of Shakespeare, I want to underline an ancient problem nowadays is still not solved Been all around the world: the fullness of equal gender rights.