The soul's cough

 

(La tosse dell'anima )                                                                                                        

iIstallation for voices and shadows

 

 

Ideation and text by Valentina Cidda

video: Maria Erica Pacileo - Almasen artisti associati

voices: Andrea Chimenti, Caterina Cidda, Fernando Maraghini, Valentina Cidda

music: Malima

light disegner: Marcello Lumaca

 

How can an absence be dense and present...

...in a deserted apartment the eye stumbles on a void that perceives solid and that, little by little, reveals presences...

The rooms have memories of those who inhabited them... the coldness of the walls has memories of the shadows that stand out against them... and the shadows appear, from time to time... short passages and reveal bodies that no longer exist... invisible bodies that nevertheless do not they renounce the "form" of being alive... bodies that tread their shape - evaporated in the flesh and distilled in the shadows - between doors and walls, like a slap to a suspended abyss... surprised... caught off guard...

... queaks silence on the edge of the dark... voices cross each other... sounds resound... smells awaken... there is music outside... and inside... something moves... something moves us... in the intricate maze of inconsistencies something denounces the wear of the time... the useless human craft of thinking gears... of drawing boundaries... something inhabits the void... something persists...



                                          

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