UBI SUNT 4
The 1972 Cannes Film Festival was marked by protests against Italy’s reigning auteur, Federico Fellini. Fellini had given the green light on an ill-advised poster for his 1972 film “Roma”. A young American feministscreen writer Eleanor Perry defaced the poster. The moment of protest sparked mutual animosity and perhaps an unrequited love affair that was to last until 1981 the same year as the death of Eleanor Perry.
Why did Fellini become so obsessed with Eleanor Perry? Perhaps it was because she was so different from the other women he tried to capture; she was neither Mother nor lover. Laundry’s performance examines the cinematic players - Fellini and Perry - and their difficult relationship to representations of women. Laundry returns to the moment of protest in 1972 using costume design,dance,and monologue.
UBI SUNT 4 SHE-WOLF DEFACED is part of Laundry’s ongoing investigation into the Perry archives.
BOA Oslo, 2020
Oslo City 1 Curated by Hedda Ottesen
for Oslo Art Weekend 2020