Ida, give me a lemon is a performative response to Il Palazzo di Everything, an official Collateral Event at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Il Palazzo di Everything is a towering installation in the historic Serra dei Giardini. The installation featured the mythic paintings of Italian self-taught artist, Carlo Zinelli, a 20th century auto-didact, so admired by the likes of André Breton, Jean Dubuffet and Dino Buzzati. Born in Verona, Zinelli spent his youth in the Italian countryside. He turned to painting after his experiences in the Spanish Civil War left him shell-shocked and unable to communicate. Ida, give me a lemon draws on dance, theatre and spectacle to create a roving performance that further explores the life of Carlo Zinelli.
Il Palazzo di Everything is presented by The Museum of Everything and the 55th Venice Biennale. The Museum of Everything is a British and worldwide wandering institution for the untrained, unintentional, undiscovered and unclassifiable artists of modern times.
2013: 55th Venice Biennale, Il Palazzo di Everything (Italy)
Concept, choreography, performance: Claudia Gambino, Renae Shadler | Documentation: Virginia Francia
Presented By Museum Of Everything and the 55th Venice Biennale.