Presentation Day, 30 April 2017.
Some of the works have been presented this day. Some took shape during the presentation itself, as guided, inspired improvisations, till everyone entered the rooms of the tower, in pitch black that night, and got guided by their refined senses. Those documentation media and stories in a different butch.
The day started early, with a wounded falcon escaping a cat, under the bridge of the train, close to the sea. We tried to help but also fear that our intervention could have been disruptive. Maybe another sign from the spirits of the place. The sea gate was guarded by Horus? Or by the cat? The Falcon lately disappeared without any trace.
We went on eating some of the sheep that Eugenio the village butcher sacrificed in our honour. She cooked 7 hours in the wood oven behind his living room/shop. Another 7.
But officially all started as we took care of a group of people from Scaletta, as they came with us on the old path from the sea to the tower, a path that some of them did not step upon since 30 years.
The ascent was steady till the “Batteria” (Battery, both for cannons that to refuel our own), were the dancing stones from Nina Divitschek and Almud Krejza were waiting for us. Powerful poetry was repeated over and over, read from a strip of paper by Dierk Roosen in dutch language. And was translated by the Mother of RE, suddenly, with her german/sicilian incredible voice.
Then, after our offer, some asked to be blindfolded. We had brought too few bandages but improvised some more. And so, lead by friends, or family, as they could see with other senses.
The passage through the old empty houses towards the end of the path was enriched with names of forgotten people. The “Cascionara”, an old lady that used to sit close to the st. Paul memorial image. People that n not o one talked about since long.
We arrived up, to the church. And up again to the castle.
The images in the gallery refer to what has happened in the castle thereafter. These gallery images are taken by Irene Dominguez that was indefatigable during these days. They are (as all content here) cc Attribution-ShareAlike licenced.
More stories soon.
Dierk Roosen testing the interactive map and the projection for "Macalda"
the heads of the victims in the second room of the tower, bottom up.
Nino testing the air
Cristiano Siri in the strong wind, testing his performance
fredd hacking the player for Siri's performance
analogic techno sound set
Dierk Roosen at work, hacking the player...
Cristiano helping to test the beamer
the alter, or the sieve, Martina Caronna and Valeria Cristelli helping out
offertorio al vento
the cave before the ritual
the chapel room the day of the presentation, 30 of april, traces of all interventions made in previous days... nothing is left to chance.
Zoe Romano, looming the window, installation.
high views high hopes
a strange, overpopulated, game of chess
Servando Barreiro setting up the ecoes in the memory room. The foot of the elefant is a found object on site. Took a wile to make peace with those hunting memorabilia...
Nino "nignux" and his mirror
setup, Servando Barreiro portable musical palace
the view and the sea and the battery
Koba setting up the staircase maze
people start populating the castle
sky + birds
memorabilia in plastic, Object trouve, take what you want.
the entrance, Koba. Bend your head thou that enter here.
Visitors and Martina in the middle of it cannot hide
Visiting we had happy people, and everyone is king, so the spirit of Frederic seems to suggest, the war between the church and the empire is over.
Nella grotta, installazione e rituale vuoto, RE, Morgana, Bonelli
Stones from the sea, as forgotten stories. Graphite drawings on stones brought up by hand. Giulia Cappuccio
Empty Ritual under the observance of the village priest. Irene reads her poem.
empty ritual, Irene Dominguez and Martina Caronna
Setting up, Azuchena Sanchez
visitors in the tower during day
Macalda plays chess? A metaphore of survival.
Memory Room, performance, Rosaria Sfragara, MAtthew Re-HArmony, Servando Barreiro
no banners today in the chapel. Installation
evocation of our fighting spirit
visiting the intern of the castle
Macalda, interactive installation
castle interior, installation
Irina Baldini/ Dierk Roosen, projection
Projection, part of Cristiano Siri Performance on the wall
the forest surrounds the tower, the shadows fight with the lights.
Irina Baldini dancing with the tree from Koba.
Irina Baldini dancing with the tree from Koba. And the trees will come out of the forest to tear down the castle walls...
Martina Caronna improvising with Koba's tree