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Purgatory of Spring - La Seminatrice, The Seeder, (from reharsal), Tenuta dello Scompiglio, SPE, ‘On Death and Dying’ Art for Environment Residency in collaboration with University of Arts London, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Vorno, 2018 





Purgatory of Spring - Eden (from reharsal), 2018



Purgatory of Spring -Preghiera, Fattoria Vittadini, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano Musei Civici, 2019 
Purgatory of Spring 


The work explores the aesthetics of a post-apocalyptic landscape in which the late-capitalist collapse of mankind and the scenario of prehistory coincide each other for their figurative aspects. It consists of three chapters. Each of them is a durational performance that sets fictional elements in a concrete action:

La seminatrice, Eden and Preghiera.




1- La seminatrice 

Coinceved at Tenuta dello Scompiglio (Tuscany, Italy) during the art residency ‘Death and Dying’ in collaboration with University of Arts London  as winner project 2018 of AER Art For Environment Residency chaired by Lucy Orta.

In a non-fertile soil, a woman acts the ritual of sowing and reaping dried plant. 

2- Eden 

A young man and a woman pick up dried branches from a tree and rebuild an Eden garden in a decadent building.

Realised with the kind support of Fondazione Armonie D’Arte





3- Preghiera

Winner Art Residency The Workroom 2019 at Fabbrica del Vapore, fattoria vittadini, Fondazione Milano Musei Civici, Milan, IT 
with the partecipation by
ScarlattineProgetti, Viafarini, Ramaya
Ariella Vidach | DidStudio, Mostrami
Studio Azzurro e ATIR

The last human on earth inhabits the imbalance while she is holding and attempting to play an horn. When the horn sounds, fertility comes possible on the planet earth. The condition of imbalance given by the feet on a tiny surfance which is umbalanced itself, make the performer uncomfortable to be able to play the horn and create the fertile sound. The performance consists of this constant and unreacheable desire.


 













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