Viale dei castagni 16

Viale dei Castagni 16 (2014)

by and with Pieradolfo Ciulli and Olimpia Fortuni
sound landscape Pieradolfo Ciulli
light design Alessandro Capodiferro, Pieradolfo Ciulli, Luca Poncetta

“Why are we so sensitive when it comes to us and so cynical and ruthless when it comes to other people?”


If even the tiniest human failure was seen as everybody’s, we would realise that it does not make sense to be selfish, that ego does not develop human virtues but make them implode into great sorrows.

It starts from here our urge to work using our personal lives and our relationship as starting point of this project. We noticed how society influences our relationship, a society that tends to separate rather that unite, that leads to live day by day. In the harsh times we currently live in, the others become cumbersome, a heavy weight to carry, yet we can only find shelter and rest in somebody else’s embrace. As reaction, we have decided to live together and to face every issue that moving in nowadays arises, bring in every inputs, every obsessions, anxieties, inconsistencies of the outside world. We look for everything we have forgotten of ourselves and of the other, we let things happen, and once we find them we try to make them bigger and highlight them in their fragility. By directing music and lights from the inside, we turned our home into a stage, our daily life into a performance.

Viale dei Castagni 16 participated at NAO CREA Residency; it was presented at AROUND UOVO 2013 MILAN; It was awarded with the prize NEXT Milan 2013; Co-produced and supported by Fattoria Vittadini e Sosta Palmizi.
Project stages Ariella Vidach-Did Studio Residenza NAO crea, Milano 2013 >first study; Festival Caffeine .04, Merate 2013>second study; Residence Oakspace, Bordeaux 2014>third study; Diversia Festival, Kostroma (Russia) 2014>preview; Quasi Solo Festival-Spazio Residenza Idra, Brescia 21 novembre 2014>opening

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