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Recovery

Florentina Holzinger

In Recovery the central theme is the fight as a healing process. The stage is the arena where traumas will be coped with and a new beginning can be made. It all started with Florentina's accident during a performance of Silk in Norway, when she crashed three meters to the ground. The work Recovery, inspired by this experience and the title of American rapper Eminem's seventh studio album, is the product of a lengthy recovery period.

Florentina aims at transforming herself into a warrior on both a spiritual and a physical level. Now, evening by evening, she enters the ring to defy the art world, fear and trauma. She prepares for every show as if it was a fight. Thus, each instalment of Recoveryis characterized by physical healing and starting fresh, by the recovery of what seemed lost and by the recovery of artistic data. The performance emerges from the conviction that the only art worth being made is art that can heal.