Alchemy was not born as a science for its own sake, as we know it today, but blossoms from the conquest of matter through fire.
After making his theatre debut with the performance FÜYA Requiem, Damiano Fina met the audience present telling them about his dance, the sources that inspire his artistic work and some central aspects of his research.
After meeting Zen meditation sixteen years ago, in 2004, Damiano continued his artistic journey in writing and dance. Until this performance, which he brought on stage at the Teatro San Marco in Vicenza, his hometown.
The Living Art ConceptI have created The Living Art project: 38 hours non-stop performance art exhibition. For me this experience is not just about curating, but also performing. I have invited 24 artists to live a white space in Schio, Vicenza. This work of building relationships is my performance. The art exhibition is based on the concept No Boundaries: "Today we demolish
6 perfomers, 6 books, 6 hours of perfomance. Each person writes on the book the name of Tino Sehgal for one hour. Take over every hour, for 6 hours. You are but you do not have yourself. I have thee. In my eyes, in my opinion, under my touch, in my expectation. We are made of interstices between us. I am not Tino
Danza Butoh alla Loggia del Capitaniato di Vicenza C’era un tempo in cui musica e danza scioglievano i confini tra reale e immaginario, tra umano e divino, tra presente e futuro. The Presage ricostruisce questa dimensione trascendentale in un’azione dal vivo. Il maestro Giuseppe Dal Bianco, appassionato di fiati e di strumenti etnici, dialoga con il performer Damiano Fina, che
Describe yourself. Show me your skills. Send me your CV. Fill all these blank spaces. Are you ready for your next job interview? You have to be aware of yourself. Find out why you are special. What are your qualifications? You must have experience. What do you do in your free time? Describe your ambitions. Your worst failure
ME is the phase 2 of the performance project I am but I do not have myself by the artist Damiano Fina.I guided two couples to experience their presence in a mutual experience based in nature. The mutual work consists in: listening and breathing practice, elemental bodies performance, spread skin experience and baptism. All the experience is recorded automatically from
ME is the phase 1 of the performance project I am but I do not have myself by the artist Damiano Fina.The energy of long-lasting friendship creates a special link between friends. When you look into the eyes of your close friend, times and spaces are shared at the same time. The reflection in their eyes is the reflection
Presence is a common ground. We are made of all possible relationships we can experience. Our skin is connected and exposed to visible and invisible substances. All is about atom dance. We perform this entanglement everyday, everytime, everywhere. Even when we think we are alone. “Me” is “We” and vice versa. I am but I do not have
What does purity mean to you? Linked to purity there are many prohibitions. White flowers are the manifestation of purity, but even white flowers are ambiguous. How many flowers bloom in our stomach everyday? The holy and the profane are open questions.© 2015 Purity. Performance by Damiano Fina. Video, photo and editing by Damiano Fina.
Three things that you cannot hide Nature is the truth that we cannot reject, our natural behaviour is our real divorce. We depend on sun and moon cycle, we depend on vigil and rest loop, we depend on life and death circle, we depend on standing and laying down. Enlightenment starts when you feel the keenness of
Fire + Water. Nature blasts archaic energies with fireflies dance. How exquisite, how magnificent, how compassionate. Photosemen is a travel in the night energies with the light of an incandescent torch and the fluency of water all-over. The performance digs up the natural energies of human being through motion and empathy. Ecstasy. Fuoco e acqua sono il legame ancestrale che
Karma is a vibrant, infinite thread. We roll it up and we unroll it constantly. Existence is in our hands. We can feel it with our senses. The nails of our demons could be butterfly wings or tiger jaws. We are buried in this skein. When something inside erupts and all around us is gilded, we scream an intense emotion. This
Concept Beyond your bones, beyond our bones, there is our magnetic core. Essence. Breathing is an affair of the air as truly as of the lungs and of our feet; digesting an affair of food as truly as of tissues of stomach and of our solar plexus. Seeing involves light just as certainly as it does the eye,
We live the space, we distort it with our presence. The space has an effect on us, it acts against us and for us. Presence writing does not require our awareness, but we can sense it, play with it and create with it. I consciously started presence writing since 2004 with my personal meditation practice, caring about what is visible and what is invisible. Presence