Melting Borders

Melting Borders is a live performance which is shown as a durational piece or a walking street action. For Melting Borders Riccardo Matlakas created a head-structure which holds 5 ice creams. Each Ice-cream is coloured with natural flavourings, which colours it of the color of the country he performs in. The intention with Melting Borders is to melt the political symbols and nationalistic components of countries and rather let shine the beauty of culture.

The point of Melting Borders is to melt, with the witty presence of an ice cream, every border, to let us discover the beauty of culture, the sweetness of it. In fact what remains on his white shirt is the colours of the flag and the shirt itself becomes like a painting, witnessing the melting process of the flag in question. The shirt will become: "A sweet flag".

Melting Borders has been performed and created sweet flags of: UK, Armenia, Ukraine, Poland and Jordan, in occasion of granted residency places in the respective countries. Ice cream was chosen for various reasons: it is internationally known the so called "developed society" and because it is internationally renown and loved by so many people, it can stay as the connector of global cultures. Matlakas uses it as a symbol of peace.

Performance
11 06 2019 16:00
Plaza

Country/Region United Kingdom

Artists Riccardo Matlakas

11 06 2019 16:00
Where Plaza