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  • Performance workpicture of the exhibition - photo Valeria Demuru
  • Performance workpicture of the exhibition - photo Valeria Demuru
  • Performance workpicture of the exhibition - photo Valeria Demuru
  • Performance workpicture of the exhibition - photo Valeria Demuru
  • Performance workpepole look the exhibition - photo Valeria Demuru
  • Performance workpepole look the exhibition - photo Valeria Demuru
  • Performance workpepole look the exhibition - photo Valeria Demuru
  • Performance workthe triptych "Gloria"
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Artist's basic inspiration and last aim of his poetic aim in the self celebration is the main theme in Federico Cozzucoli's works. In this sense we can explain Cozzucoli's performance and in this way it gains its importance. Except for the symbolic meaning, as in a holy representation, the artist involves the audience, that is no more an observer, but he becomes part of the action, that takes place in that moment. The theatrical event is not a fiction, but, on the contrary, an instrument for searching the truth and universal values and Cozzucoli is the official spokesman.
The intention of the work, entitled Performance video-Performance work, is to develop two moments in the Federico Cozzucoli's artistic representation: the first is characterized by the presentation of the performance through the screening of videos realized in that moment, the second is in the installation of these works coming from the performance.
The videos are a reprocessing of the most three performances realized by the artist: Gloria, CozzuFUcoli and Simonia. The representation of Gloria, realized on the February 7th 2002, is the first experiment to celebrate the analogy between art and religion. The climax of the performance is reached by the artist who interprets Saint Paul's speech in fact he spreads with gold his naked body, in this way he glorifies himself "as his Creator does". The celebration of death, interpreted in its religious meaning, is the topic of his second performance entitled CozzuFUcoli realized on November 22nd 2002 in the Basilica of San Clemente Church in Rome. The show of artist's burial ceremony, except for giving us a careful consideration about the common fear of the death, is moreover a provocatively moment in which the artist will show his thought and interpretation about traditional events. Then, the last video, it is a consequence of a editing of some images taken from
Simonia, an installation – performance setting up in the spaces of Argillateatri on September 13th 2003. The artist interprets the word simony, (Simony is usually defined "a deliberate intention of buying or selling for a temporal price such things as are spiritual of annexed unto spirituals"). He makes a series of symbolic actions with the intention to present again scheme and simple but stereotyped pattern, they are free from any sophisticated interpretation.
From a creative point of view Federico Cozzucoli's performance has not an unique value, because it has a precise aim: showing the artistic works. The exhibition highlights symbolic elements that are a result of a productive path that brought to his works. Polaroid's pictures, everyday fragments, magazines, web pages become a starting point for the elaboration of painting sometimes characterized by a strong expressive connotation, in which the subjective participation of the artist realizes the manual intervention that holds the sense of crafts. It is evident the recall to Byzantine icon in the particular care addressed to the image that transcends from a corporal sensibility in order to transform into a pure idea. The use of gold, as background or simply as ornament, gives works a holy and divine tone according to his idea inspired from religious events, it seems to make divine the human and the action , that he is doing in that moment. The works will be laid out in Arcivernice from 1st October and they are useful to understand the progress of his stylistic works, not only in the conceptual art. The installation is composed of a temple, a statue of Veneration and Apostles' cds and all these works were created in 2003 and belong to the exhibition Simonia, while, the elaboration of CozzuFucoli's funeral, in a mixed technique, were created in the years 2004/2005. the last triad is represented by the pictures realised during the performance called Gloria and the magnificent triptych printed on a canvas with a golden foil on it.


ERICA OLMETTO
FEDERICO COZZUCOLI