Movement As Art - Simone Forti

I have my dear friend and gallerist Olivia Radonich to thank for my introduction to the incredible works of, and woman that is Simone Forti. Olivia opened her gallery Reading Room with Onion Walk, one of Simone's instructional performance works from 1961. 

Since our recent discussion about this prolific performance artist and the importance of such works being shown and contextualised contemporarily, I have been endlessly inspired by her movement and the musings that shape her practice. 

You can find an exceptionally eloquent artist-bio here via Reading Room, and below some selected works that I hope speak to and inspire you as profoundly as they did me.. 

xo LT 

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Handbook In Motion, 1974

Handbook In Motion, 1974

 
1/11. Simone Forti, Onion Walk and News Animation (Rehearsal), installation view, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, 2018

1/11. Simone Forti, Onion Walk and News Animation (Rehearsal), installation view, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, 2018

 
Sleepwalkers (aka Zoo Mantras), 1967, performed by Simone Forti in an unknown location, New York, 1978. Courtesy: © Babette Mangolte (all rights of reproduction reserved)

Sleepwalkers (aka Zoo Mantras), 1967, performed by Simone Forti in an unknown location, New York, 1978. Courtesy: © Babette Mangolte (all rights of reproduction reserved)

 
 
Simone Forti,  Zero , Performance documentation, Parco Theater, Tokyo, Japan, 1975

Simone Forti, Zero, Performance documentation, Parco Theater, Tokyo, Japan, 1975