Fade Into

  • Created and Performed by

    Bruno Isaković

  • Production


  • Partners

    Performing Gender

  • Financial support

    Performing Gender, Ministry of culture of Croatia

  • Performed at locations

    The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid

  • MaMbo - Bologna Museum of Modern Art

  • Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb

  • The Glucksman, Cork Midsummer Festival, Ireland

  • Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, USA

  • Duration

    5 hours

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Fade Into is a durational performance series responding to permanent collections and exhibitions in museums and galleries. Artist selects an artwork and through durational performance builds a live installation around its specific political and artistic relevance. During five hours different readings of the artwork and their connotations become a canvas on which performer projects his voice and body. The building elements of this intervention are charged with textual references questioning the artwork’s medium, context, content and history and its different particularities. By reading them aloud to the museum visitors, artist fills the space with intangible perspectives and corporeal aspects of the particular work of art and its context. Adding on to it, Fade Into translates gender, politics and process of transformation that perpetuates throughout life, via the multiple meanings of the naked body. Physical contours and boundaries between corporeal and intangible are gradually blurred as the performer’s body fades into a colour that dominates the space. Embodiment of all collected meanings emerges as an installation offering a paradigm shift to museum visitors.

The work was started trough Performing Gender. Performing Gender has been a European dance project running between 2013 and 2015 in four European countries: Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Croatia. It has made use of artistic and cultural tools to open up a civil reflection on gender and sexual orientation differences, seen as sources of values and richness for the whole European society.