Bringing my Heart form the Sea


2015
Intervention as part of Salon Suisse Venice
Teatro Marinoni, 30126 Lido, Venice
Five balloons, painted and filled with air
Each balloon 180cm diameter
At the invitation of Juri Steiner & Stefan Zweifel,
Salon Suisse, Venice
Photos: Andrea Santini

Situated on the island Lido in Venice, there is an abandoned theatre of a former clinic for tuberculosis. On the waterside, just a short walk away of the Teatro Marinoni, Paul Polaris is bringing a big balloon on a long rope on land. In a silent procession this balloon is carried into the theatre Teatro Marinoni. Inside the theatre, under a ceiling fresco showing Neptun, the roman water god, fishing in the sea, there are four more balloons and relicts of Tohu wâ bohu arranged. The actor Philippe Eustachon and actrice Francesca Sarah Toich recite a text by Antonin Artaud and read from the Egyptian book of the dead.