On Sunday 6 May, finally arrived the day where we had the event that we have been preparing for. Our group Room 47’s artistic interventions ran parallel with the festival of Isola Pepe Verde. And while a week of rain before threatened to destroy the day, came Sunday it was for the most part sunny and remained basically rain free until five o’clock the afternoon, when the rain finally arrived it was time move inside for the video projections anyway.
I really enjoyed the whole project and also the event. The event was well attended by the community, and I really felt such warmth from the inhabitants of this neighbourhood. It reminded me a bit of church bazaars from my childhood where everyone from the community chipped in to make something happen. It is something one can easily lose living so anonymously in a big city.
The project itself was a good exercise of making an exhibition in an open public space, proved once again to challenging in terms of working with many others and also gave a chance for each one of us to pursue something personal, using our own strengths and mediums. It proved also how art if kept in relationship with where it is can be of more value than just a commodity object. So far it is my favourite project we have done.
So the the interventions was divided in 4 categories. Suolo (Floor), Muro (Walls), Ignoto (Random) and AUDIO VIDEO. The first three caterogies took place during the day outside while the Audio Videos were projected inside after the rain came. Here are a few pictures from the project.
Nicoletta Dalfino - "Enciclopedia Vegetale"
One of my picnic spots
Jessica Rucinque - "Guaca"
Michella Grillo, Luigi Mazzioti,Diletta Pellegrini - Eden Box
Leah Corra Messersmith- 'Totem'
Chiara Paleari - Tute Blu
Green per capita = Workshop for children
The murales by David M Fayek left and Edith Porier on the right.
Video Still from the video by Wei-Ning Yang.