June 30, 2021 19:00
Convento di San Francesco a Gioi | IT
as part of Salerno Danza Festival 2021
Bianchisentieri #2 is the second stage of the project which involves the collaboration with various Italian professional organizations with the aim of disseminating and promoting new creative processes. The work, strongly linked to the matrix of the performance Bianchisentieri, is presented in unconventional sites involving new performers through specific residency periods, and is aimed above all at young artists in order to activate a transmission and sharing path in the different territories.
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.
The dress refers to archetypal images and sounds: skeleton/armor/bone structure and sea/wind, in a mixture of natural elements such as water, air and earth.
The performance changes according to the places from which it draws inspiration and which suggest each time new choreographic, sound, and video scores, and it was presented in libraries, museums, theatres, urban spaces and other locations; the artist Andrea Montagnani creates the video part, depending on the different sites.
Bianchisentieri was represented for the first time in the ancient forest of Cansiglio and Somadida as part of Insilva, a project for the valorization of environmental resources, a collaboration that continues to this days.
In 2016, it was presented on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition “The end of the world” for the inauguration of the new Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato. In 2020 the performance became the inspiration for the new edition of Festival Orizzonti Verticali (San Gimignano, Italy) with the project Sentieri di carta (title of a publication of the writer Sebastiano Vassalli with whom Giardino Chiuso has often collaborated over the years, kindly granted for the occasion from the publishing house Pulcinoelefante). In 2021 Bianchisentieri received the recognition of the Associazione Beni Italiani Patrimonio Mondiale.
Bianchisentieri is not only a performance but, thanks to its highly adaptable and
communicative nature, can include different type of workshops. Through transversal actions, in fact, it is possible to carry out activities of engagement at various levels, which can regenerate the sense of community and at the same time convey the value of cultural action.