A tableau vivant is a performance in which the artist himself becomes a work of art. By becoming an objet d’art, he depicts the journey of identity for visitors and this journey becomes anthropological as it has an imprint of knowledge and talent that cannot be learnt. The importance of tableaux vivants lies in the process of the birth of the “ego” and the creation. The author is searching for his “ego” through the identification of himself as simulacra.
The GariBaldanza tableau vivant contains a delightful play on words in Italian. The title, hinting at dancing (danza) and the famed, bold (baldanza) Italian general and patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi, suggests movement but the actual work depicts a marble pose. This is one of the images that accompanies the concert by Maestro Panni at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples.
“JerolAmoPENItente” is a highly intriguing work. Orally, the name recalls St Jerome (San Gerolamo), who is normally iconographically depicted with a human skull held in his hands and an open book. This work follows these usual tenets, but with a subtle change as the skull is not human, but monkey, a gift the artist received during one of his many trips to India.