Who shall live in our fairy tales?

Project for a participatory archive dedicated to Antonio Gramsci by Claudia Losi

Asking Shelter, 2017, Ph A. Rossetti
Asking Shelter, 2017, Ph A. Rossetti

 

In conversation with Giulia Palomba and Maria Paola Zedda

 

Who shall live in our fairy tales? Is an invitation to the inhabitants (temporary or permanent) of Cagliari to collect and consign objects, images, and words for building a collective archive, a tale for the future.It is a call to build a choral deposit of imaginaries and memories which in everyone life have been a symbol of transformation, resistance, revolution, both singular or collective.

WE ASK YOU TO CONSIGN AN OBJECT, A THOUGH, A PICTURE, RELEVANT FOR YOU: SOMETHING YOU WOULD LOVE TO BECOME PART OF A STORYTELLING AND INHABIT A FAIRY TALE FOR A FUTURE CITY.

Claudia Losi will guard over the objects and thoughts, tying them within a special wunderkammer, conceived on the revolutionary power of the imagination.

The object could be delivered at Teatro Massimo from August 20th until September 1st and at C.ARTE.C. From September 2nd to 5th.

We are animal predisposed for relationships and words, whom the existence ask to take responsibilities for us and the world we live in. Our imagination, the space for discovery and chances, is constantly under siege. It tends to contract itself and its borders, its wall shrink: a prison cell. Claudia Losi                                                        

Time has become corpulent since for me space doesn’t exist anymore.

A.Gramsci, Lettere dal Carcere

What My Shape Says, Installation view, Teatro Arsenale, Milan, 2016, Ph D. Signaroldi
What My Shape Says, Installation view, Teatro Arsenale, Milan, 2016, Ph D. Signaroldi