July 8, 2022 21:15
As part of the Bianchisentieri_De vulgari eloquentia
presented within Castelnuovo Estate 2022
Bianchisentieri investigates the themes of conservation and transmission of the memory of our cultural heritage with visual and sound suggestions.
The transposition into a surreal image will give life to a rare “animal”, perhaps already disappeared, that drags a dress built with pages of abandoned books, ready for destruction, as a symbol of the memory of the past and repositories of knowledge.
The traces left by its passage take form, as in the dreams, assuming a concrete physiognomy and giving life to desires, curiosity and desire for knowledge.
Bianchi (white) as sheets of paper and Sentieri (paths) as the furrows of writing, the primary source of transmission and knowledge.
In this place, in the Certosa di San Pietro in Pontignano, our wayfarer meets one of the greatest Italian poets, the father of the Italian language, Dante Alighieri. The meeting is necessary for her load of pages, necessary for her journey and for her purpose, for her mission. A literary and “human” absorption essential for the memory that must be transported and disseminated, through the traces and encounters that the journey envisages and imposes.
Dante Alighieri’s words materialize thanks to the voice of Virginio Gazzolo who amplifies their audibility, giving the wayfarer another tiring but precious load to carry along her path.