I’d like to know your style of life, starting from your way of dressing. For over twenty years I’ve worn only Issey Miyake’s clothes. He’s my favourite stylist. I always dress in black, rarely dark grey. Minimalist clothes are my big passion, after art of course. I think clothes are the visible skin of your personality as well as the invisible power of seduction. As time went by, I’ve learnt to eliminate superfluous things and I’ve achieved an essential style of life in all social and personal spheres. That’s why my way of dressing is an important element of my thought. And how do you cook? I don’t eat very much, really. Culinary art requires a lot of time and a great passion, like my “Art”. Unfortunately I must admit that I don’t have a good relation with cooking, but I have an excellent alimentary education. I eat lots of vegetables and fruit and I don’t drink alcohol. I’ve rarely cooked in my life and I’ve always made a mess, but on the other hand, I’ve recently written a book of great success: “La cucina di Beuys” (Beuys’ kitchen). How do you organize your day? My day is my job. I go to bed early in the evening and I get up early, between half past five and six o’clock. I spend more than one hour in my marvellous bathroom, I dress and make up accurately, I make physical training and dip into my Jacuzzi… I choose with pleasure my clothes and I take great care of my body because the look is very significant for me. I work hard, I love devoting myself to other people…A lot of students come to write their degree thesis on Beuys, I’m always ready to help them. I love loneliness because it makes me stronger, it trains my mind. Therefore I rarely meet other people, unless we have similar cultural interests. I don’t take part in worldly parties. I organise particular cultural meetings in my loft, to present my books or to discuss themes dealt in my review Risk Arte Oggi. If I have free time, but it happens seldom, I go by myself to the cinema to watch two or three films at a time. Do you travel? I love travelling, I’ve always travelled a lot; my job takes me all over the world, they have called me “the girl with the bag” since I was young. I was five when I went on my first journey: I went to Paris with my father to visit the Louvre and I remember he said: “You can’t learn from a book what you learn from travels”. Travelling is a biological need for me, it is a constant spur to my personal growth, my reflections and it helps me write. I need intense emotions for creating, either negative or positive. I suffered a great deal in my life but I never gave way to my troubles and I got over all disappointments. Suffering had a therapeutic effect on me and I’d say…it has led me to success.
Lucrezia De Domizio Durini, personaggio atipico nel panorama italiano, opera da oltre trent’anni nel sistema dell’arte contemporanea, da quando ha fatto della sua abitazione di Pescara una casa galleria per l’arte d’avanguardia. Nel ‘71 incontra l’artista tedesco Joseph Beuys e inizia con lui un fervido sodalizio. Nello spazio di Pescara e nella villa di San Silvestro si svolgono durante gli anni successivi alcuni tra i maggiori avvenimenti della ricerca estetica dell’ultimo quarto del XX secolo.