Selina Bonelli’s work is an attempt to develop a language beyond its capacities for direct communication. One outside syntax, of evolving, disparate parts, one that tries to touch through our violently inscribed bodies. It could be seen as an unfolding around the things we ‘forget’ or try to keep at a distance.
Lip locked to the words that don’t come: the imposed nature of your caresses stutter as they’re swallowed back into a fasciculation of daily commemorative actions.
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Selina Bonelli performed at Fierce 2017 as part of PILOT Nights, so we’re delighted to welcome her back for this longer piece presented with Vivid Live. Selina is part of a new generation of performance artists in the UK with a refined and rigorous practice and compelling use of objects and materials. We see interesting connections between Selina’s work and that of older artists Nigel Rolfe and Sandra Johnston also performing in the festival.