Manuela Macco: Suspended Lines

video performance, 2012 / 2’20’’
performer: Paola Mongelli, Audrey Cottin
video: Dario Martinez

In a public space two performers hold in their hands a thread, a few tens of meters long, connecting them. They are waiting for someone who, not seeing the thread, breaks their thin, fragile connection.

This work is part of THREAD cycle.
I use a thin white sewing thread, to make connections. The action involves the audience in the construction of some ephemeral installations. The results of this are never entirely predictable. The duration can not be defined. I was born and raised in a town whose economy was based on the textile industry. The thread is rooted in my origins, it is intertwined with my genetic filaments. The thread is never one. The thread is: dialogue a long sudden silence, a voice that is broken, the inarticulate thought that dies on the tip of my tongue, a web of fine memories, stratified narrations, a lamina of the cerebral cortex, the responsibility of the “here and now “, the fear in dermal papillae, between thumb and index, fragility, strength, tension, alternation, breakage, loss, the possibilities between A and B, the other, hell, the distance between me and myself, the lightness that trembles, the care, the almost invisible, the possible nourishment, the subtle impediment, the choice.