Nicola Fornoni – Liquid Coral, 3:56, 2015


Liquid Coral, (3’56 ”) – CORPO Festival of Performing Arts, 2017
In this action, the artist repeats like a ritual the gesture he performs three times every day to measure the glycemic value, exhibiting the most precious organic liquid, blood. He thus reflects on the social taboos of illness and the transience of life, overcoming the membrane of his body and rediscovering his own identity beyond suffering.


Nicola Fornoni was born in Brescia in 1990. After graduating in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia in 2013, he began to devote himself to performance art. His video works are screened and performed in festivals around the world, coming into contact with historical Body Art artists such as Franko B, Orlan, Stelarc and Marilyn Arsem.

Center for Archiving and Promotion of Performing Art – CAPPA