Deborah Schamoni, Munich

For their second consecutive participation in ART-O-RAMA, Munich-based gallery Deborah Schamoni will present a sculpture that consists in casts, scale 1:1 of the bodies of the artist, Davide Stucchi, and his boyfriend while swimming-sleeping, made of soap and then ‘washed into the sea’ so that the facial features of the figures get ‘dispersed’. The work is created as a purely representative intent, but that intent is immediately denied. Indeed, the denial takes the form of a ceremony. The intimacy of the couple is so apparently shared — actually it remains in the pair — and is further enhanced by the ceremony of the birth of the work.