135.aktion havana cuba 2012

135.aktion dionysos versus the crucified (part 1)
isa university 11.biennale havana cuba
14 may 2012

thanks to giuseppe morra’s initiative, a big action was organized on the occasion of the 11 biennale at the university of fine arts in havana. jorge fernández torres an important cuban curator had seen my museum in naples and asked morra to connect us. many of my italian friends came with me: first and foremost morra, my director andrea cusumano, many of my common italian actors and my son leo. my director andrea cusumano realizes my music in a rousing way. leo directs. the active and passive cuban actors carried out my action with ecstatic enthusiasm. my work has rarely been understood so well and easily by young people. a topic that has always concerned me “dionysos versus the crucified” was the matter of this action. this action in cuba has been the first part. the second part was realized in 2013 at the centraltheater in leipzig. the natural way of dealing with raw meat, blood and intestines has its roots in the caribbean religious closeness to nature. i deeply appreciated that the cuban university awarded me an honorary doctorate in response of the action.