The work speaks of peace understood as a driving force, as a journey to be undertaken. A journey with no... Read More
The work speaks of peace understood as a driving force, as a journey to be undertaken. A journey with no destination, but full of experiences to do, possibly lived together so that all of these can make you better. The peace we are talking about is therefore empirical, experiential and not ideal or utopian.
The small square thus becomes a ship in the shape of a geometric flower that hovers over the universe, the seats take up the colors of the flag of peace and each color is re-proposed in the opposite passage and goes up the side of the adjacent benches. In this way I wanted to represent the need to understand and let oneself be understood even by those who are further away. On each bench there is a white human figure (the color that contains them all, expresses knowing how to put oneself in the place of others) painted in anamorphism in such a way as to create a privileged point of view away from the bench, representing the need to know how to question oneself and move away from their preconceived positions.
The complexity of the world's social and economic system makes it impossible to hope for a world without conflicts between and within nations, what we must aspire to is a world where these conflicts find solutions in dialogue and mutual understanding.
The square is dedicated to Gino Strada and Teresa Sarti. Two quotations from them are written on the leaves of the cut stem of the flower:
"If each of us did a the own little bit we would find ourselves in a more beautiful world without even realizing it" (Teresa Sarti)
"Let's stop supporting wars and let's stop supporting those who support them, those who finance them, those who defend them, those who praise them" (Gino Strada)
I thank the Comune di Bollate (MI, Italy) and all the people who made this work possible.
I'm honestly sure that art alone can't change things but it can help create awareness.