What do you live for?


Silvio Palladino

June 2011

As part of his investigation about people's personal beliefs, Silvio Palladino is presenting an event titled What Do You Live For? The event will consist of a participative installation and conversations and it will take place during the artist’s two-week residency in Istanbul. During our life, we are linked to other human beings and still, we are single individuals in the world. People constantly look for something to be part of as a response to their singularity. Thus we have different gods in which some of us believe. We follow gods that cannot be seen or desires that cannot be fulfilled. We invest our energies to worship them creating never-ending purposes for our lives. But this is probably our way to distract ourselves from the terror of acknowledging our temporality and protecting ourselves from the chaos caused by uncertainty. So what do people put in their long-distance? What do they choose to believe, to live for? During the opening, the public will be invited to privately share their own personal answers. At the end of the four days, the artist will present a video, with a collection of interviews/dialogues collected engaging people around the city of Istanbul.

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