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.
June 27, 2021 | Festival Insilva – Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi, Eremo di Camaldoli (Arezzo) | Bianchisentieri
June 30, 2021 | Salerno Danza Festival 2021 – Convento di San Francesco, Gioi Cilento (Salerno) | Bianchisentieri#2
July 1, 2021 | Salerno Danza Festival 2021 – Palazzo Ricci, Ascea Marina (Salerno) | Bianchisentieri#2
July 9, 2021 | Innatura Fest – Laghi di Monticchio, Rionero in Vulture (Potenza) | Bianchisentieri#3
July 10, 2021 | Nutida Festival – Pomario del Castello dell’Acciaiolo, Scandicci (Florence) | Bianchisentieri#2
July 24, 2021 | Giardino Ricasoli, Udine | Bianchisentieri
September 3, 2021 | Festival Dante 2021 – Antichi Chiostri Francescani, Ravenna | Bianchisentieri
December 11-12, 2021 | Torre e Casa Campatelli | San Gimignano (Siena) | Bianchisentieri
May 26, 2022 | +CASCINE | Molto più di un parco – Cascine Park, Florence