Heimat Obstruction – Tate Modern

“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.

Tate Modern Turbine Hall (6′ 40”)

Riccardo explains: “With this action I wanted to explore how easy can be faking documents and download the signature and details of the Tate modern Curator. So I Did. I preperared a fake document which said that I was allowed to make a painting in the turbine hall of the tate modern. Security and vice-director were very confused and let me stay there for a while, painting my image. The picture represents the extension of the Tate Modern Buildings in London. I ended up sealing it straight away. At the end the vice-director was very confused because when he called the curator who was abroad for a meeting, she said she did not know anything. Thanks confusion to be alive…”