TENUTA DELLO SCOMPIGLIO FROM 15.00
SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
Cosa lasci di te agli altri?
L’immagine del carattere che resta
winner project of the open call of death and dying
artists-in-residence - outcome
VISITORS ORGANIZED IN GROUPS
COMPOSED OF 4 PEOPLE EVERY 20 MINUTES
FIRST STUDY FOR AN ITINERARY-INSTALLATION
creator, designer and resident-performer Patrizia Menichelli
director and smell designer Giovanna Pezzullo
sound designer Stephane Laidet
installation construction Angela Trentanovi
resident-performer Arianna Marano
collaboration of texts Sandra Bedino
photos Patrizia Menichelli
sensory poetic creation by the grpup
project in collaboration with Arcadia Ars In, Florence and La Inefable, Barcelone
We present the first study of a poetic experience of a crossing, balancing between a rite of passage and a journey of exploration. An invitation to enter into the commemorative and archetypal dimension of death, to leave and then go on to embrace that which we do not know.
When a person dies, what do they leave behind?
James Hillman in The Force of Character writes: “I propose that we give up the simplistic opposition between body and soul, and instead imagine a unique character encapsulated in images”.
When someone leaves us, their image affects us like a bodily force and they whisper in our ear and pass through our dreams. The person is dead, yet they remain as a force of character.
These images are not simply memories, rather, they show surprising autonomy. They come uninvited, and often force us to remain illogically attached to objects that clutter drawers and cupboards, because these objects act on us like vestiges of that character.