Bethie Helliwell Portfolio

Death Will Come and Will Have Your Eyes

The Turin-born artist Davide Balliano takes inspiration from a poem by Cesare Pavese, Death Will Come and Will Have Your Eyes, found on the Italian writer’s desk following his suicide in 1950. Balliano stands facing the corner of a room where two mirrors converge, sharpening knives. You can view it here: http://vimeo.com/album/168672/video/9157357

This Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow performance was nerve racking. You could hear the sound of knifes being sharpened throughout the rest of the exhibition and it seemed to me that my body was trying to forbid me from entering a room where such noises were coming from. Upon entering the room your reflection is placed right in front of the man sharpening knifes as you look at the back of his head into the mirrors, he looks back at you deep into your eyes never once stopping sharpening the knifes. Fantastic.

Artists Blog: http://davideballiano.blogspot.co.uk/

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This entry was published on June 14, 2012 at 8:23 am and is filed under Events, Exhibitions, Inspirations, Performance Art, Plymouth. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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