In 2015 Dario started D NO BODY, a series of solo performances with the objective to create the ideal self though the influence of another. Society often pushes us to conform to conventions without knowing or questioning our real identity. The first three chapters of this series refer to icons, pop culture, surrealism, fashion, the holy and the sacred.
With D NO BODY #5 transcending, Dario wants to explore new ways of representing an image by abstracting the body. Can we omit the body in a physical performance? Dario wants to evoke the feeling of presence in a performance that is as effective as if the body was present, even though it is physically removed from our sight. To make this work he will collaborate with other artists that also investigate the creation of “ideal” image beyond the physical body.
The piece focuses on identity and gender, playing with boundaries between human and icon. The body is displayed as an object that, due to the desired level of perfection, becomes obsolete and redundant. It reflects on the contemporary human desire to create monuments of the self; to be seen, acknowledged and remembered as perfect avatars; to become immortal and at the same time to belong, in the context of global societies and its migrant inhabitants that never truly fit in.