Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma
Fluxus-blitz by Pino Boresta
Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome)
BIENNIAL Fluxus - After Fluxus 20:30 Friday,
February 26, 2010
Psychic Interview # 2 Interviewed by George Maciunas Ramundas Malašauskas
As soon as I arrived, I quickly visited the room dedicated to Maciunas and when Lucio Perotti started to play the piano a large number of people made a semicircle around him. After the first tune. I realized that it was my turn in the show. I took off my jacket, I stood next the piano and pianist and I started jumping and screaming “Be happy, there is Maurizio Cattelan .... be happy, there is Maurizio Cattelan ....” No one stopped me and the pianist continued to play, so the public did not understand if this was part of the performance or not. After a couple of minutes someone of the organization asked me very politely to stop. Nevertheless I was almost passing out from the effort. I pointed at my watch to tell her that I had nearly finished my blitz-perfomance. So I kept it up again for another couple of minutes. When I was almost exhausted I stopped, unexpectedly the entire audience cheered me by clapping.When I sat, visibly tired, on a chair in the foyer of the Auditorium someone asked me why I had made that action… I replied that it was, certainly, a tribute to three brilliant minds such as George Maciunas, Simon Cristicchi and Maurizio Cattelan but anyone could draw their own conclusions.