175 HECTARES (2013)
On 27th January 2013, the participatory project titled 175 hectares has run through the streets of the city of Trento. All the community has traced a line of white chalk that measures 6.3 km and the area included was 175 hectares: the exact surface area of the extermination camp of Birkenau (Auschwitz II, Poland). Through the collective action the people, in turn, have passed each other the wheelbarrow and they’ve drawn a part of the line until the conclusion of entire perimeter. Through the physical experience of walking these distances we could perceive the vastness of Birkenau and translate the abstract quantity that indicates its extension.
TURNING TABLES (2013-ongoing)
is a collective construction work in progress, conceptually rooted in practices of cultural activism. Its aim is to cause a reflection that begins in physical dimension with manual labor. The artist creates an installation in the shape of a raft, a floating platform to be used in case of emergency, which works only through the acts of doing.The aim of the project is to frame a new cultural geography of contemporary art by setting up different elements of different contexts. Each of the building blocks of the raft results from and represents various realities characterized by their cultural and political activism.
The group of artists “Drifters”, in collaboration with the neuroscientist Dr.Anita Wagner, investigate the forces involved in the moment when the person makes him/herself available for the unknown. The project encourages speech imagery and uses the voices of participants for an intimate investigation that creates what we term “acoustic images”. They are verbal constructs that give account of personal states that we, the artists, elicit from an intimate dialogue with each participant to a very abstract inner state towards the anticipation of possibilities. The project, born in 2014, has been developing in collaboration with various communities, based on our intention to create a common experience that can be transmitted and shared orally