October 2nd, 2007

Vanessa Beecroft , Italian artist, has already made a name for herself through her live performances with naked or barely dressed women standing still in poses.

Although Beecroft is a social and political activist, her previous performances were rather a mixture of fashion, art and theatre, but her recent live performance was much more than that.

STILL DEATH! DARFUR STILL DEAF? took place at Pescheria (Fish-market) Rialto in Venice in early august 2007 showed about 30 Sudan naked women lying on white canvas, facing the ground, while they were poured with “blood”. They looked like “dead bodies” and were representing the victims of Sudan`s genocide.

The audience was this time confronted with raw and inhuman situation in Darfur and were left with their reflections.

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