Apelle's Twist

This piece is part of Liana Bortolozzo's contribution to this year's 48h Neukölln exhibition at Sub Tei. Our motto for this year is From Boom to Bust.

Apelle is the protagonist of an Italian tongue twister:

Apelle Figlio di Apollo, Fece una palla di pelle di pollo, Tutti i pesci vennero a galla, Per vedere la palla di pelle di pollo, Fatta da Apelle figlio di Apollo.

Apelle, son of Apollo, made a ball of chicken skin and all the fish rose to the surface to see the ball of chicken skin made by Apelle, son of Apollo.

"As with Apelle and the chicken skins, I created a ball made of pieces of fabric sewn together on which I printed images of eight different male bodies. The ball contains me and protects me, it becomes an armour and a new body, but at the same time it constrains and suffocates me."

Works at Sub Tei by Liana Bortolozzo: