Heimat Obstruction – Metro/Strings
“Heimat Obstruction” is a part of the Art-Riot project and it has been performed in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, London and Milan so far. As part of “Art-Riot” Riccardo wanted to take the space that has been denied to him by Bureaucracy. His aim is to explore the boundaries of convention, how strong habits of everyday life are bound to us. We have rules that have become part of our genetic code, which has sculpted our perception making them almost too solid. Rules lead us to behave in a certain way. He works in the streets as a means of a personal appropriation of the city where he lives. When he performs in the streets, Riccardo likes to be focused but he never ignore the people around his, because they are part of it. His aim in art is to be able to open people’s perception and at the same time his own. A painting, a theatre or street performance has the aim of connecting us as human beings.
London Metro (6′ 33”)
”London Metro” was filmed by Joohee Hahm and it has been performed during the Rush Hours, at the beginning people was quite intrigued by the action. Just a few stations later some people got angry. Heimat Obstruction causes many different reactions due to time of the day, city, collective and individual moods.
Paris Metro (8′ 41”)
”Paris Metro” was filmed by the artist Francesca Del Giudice.