Reconsidering the Arno river and its memory through an art installation #estatefiorentina



manifesto Batacchi A1 Forward

Lisa Mara Batacchi


(a first step towards a domestic revolution)

Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of September 2014

From 5 to 8 pm

Opening night with the artist: September 12

ASD Canottieri Comunali, Florence

Lungarno Ferrucci, 4 – free entrance

Two wooden kneelers communicating from bank to bank.

Reconsidering the Arno River and its memory through an art installation.

Lisa Batacchi resumes the ancient tradition of washing clothes in the river in order to make spectators reassess domestic and/or unpaid work and everyday life as a moment not restricted to an intimate sphere. The project was thought to bring attention to the Arno River as a common good where one can listen and discover a relationship with others in a spontaneous way. Two wooden kneelers will be used as devices to talk from one bank to another, establishing extemporaneous relationships thanks to a simple system placed underwater

Please join us for the opening night with cocktails offered by our partner, Zenzero Bio-Catering. For the second and third day the artist invites the public to bring food from home in order to eat together on the banks of the river at sunset

Made possible through the contribution of Estate Fiorentina 2014.

Campaign of micro-patronage “Rinasce esso dalle secche”, 2013.

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