Volcano Extravaganza 2018 – Total Anastrophes

3 February 2018

Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh


A project by Fiorucci Art Trust

In collaboration with The Vinyl Factory

Curated by Milovan Farronato

Artistic Leader: Runa Islam

Cecilia Bengolea, Alex Cecchetti, Patrizio di Massimo, Haroon Mirza, Tobias Putrih, Osman Yousefzada

With contributions by: Alec Curtis, Liliana Moro, Chiara Fumai, Anna Boghiguian, Chus Martínez, Delia Gonzalez, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Joana Escoval, Christodolulos Panayiotou, George Henry Longly, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Roberto Cuoghi, Katharina Fritsch, Stella Bottai, Mathilde Rosier


Yet another sunset descending on our Total Anastrophes, embracing our echo-chamber of latent memories… the evening of the second day of extravaganza started with an intervention by Osman who, graciously accompanied by a local tailor, performed a series of cut outs from of our grey silk drapes and backdrops, creating a new, impromptu collection of garments.

In parallel,  a visual and acoustic choreography of memories and manipulated sounds coming from the remoteness of Forget Amnesia, the 2014 edition of Volcano Extravaganza were introduced by Haroon Mirza, that year’s Artistic Leader, out of his archives…

About half an hour into the play, Patrizio Di Massimo intervened, his silhouette defined by the lush projection of his alter egos and occasionally half-veiled under a silky curtain, to present a distorted reiteration of his performance Monologue for Two… an early work where he is conversating with its past and future selves…

Before the sixty minutes at our disposition ran over in our timeless space, we managed to host a biographical, introspective speech by Chus Martínez which especially reached us from Mexico, like a genie in a bottle. Under the boiling influence of the volcano, and once again before the metamorphic rain of Katharina Fritsch fell on us, becoming clapping and then fire, we then listened to traces from the existentialist speech on exile given by Anna Boghiguian upon leaving Stromboli in summer 2016…

And so yet another day approached its end… time to relax, change into fresh clothes and enjoy the night!