@THE ORANGE GARDEN
This performance interrogates the notion of freedom within contemporary society, where the only ones who can survive are the people who are not afraid to tie or untie some knots. When the audience enters the performance room, the GB Group will kindly ask for four volunteers. The four volunteers will be tied up by the assistants using a single circular rope. They will be instructed to each individually free themselves. Each one will have to untie several knots to release themselves from their imprisonment. Once they are free, each of them must cut the rope in a different point. They must then make a knot with their piece of rope. This procedure will give birth to four magnificent creatures, four martyrs that will attempt to change their owner’s life and the lives of people close to them.
The four artworks will be exhibited alongside their legal agreements which state that during the first year of his ownership, the owner of the artwork must undo the knot made during the performance.
The second year he must apply two knots.
The third year he will have to undo the previous knots.
The following year he will add three knots, and so on every year until the rope is filled with knots.
All the photographs showing the artwork mutations over time will be an integral part of the work and, alongside the legal agreement, it will constitute the artwork’s biography.
This artwork interacts with the owner instructing him on how to think freely and face obstacles without being controlled by them.