For the sixth event, AND AND AND* has invited the Italian artist collective composed of Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese and Cesare Pietroiusti. For the AND AND AND series, the artists – in collaboration with Luigi Presicce – propose to turn the November 2 traditional celebration of the Dead, into a new holiday: ‘La Festa dei Vivi (che riflettono sulla morte)’, ‘The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death)’. For this celebration, the artists want to invite those who are interested to be part of a pilgrimage, probably the shortest and slowest in the world, that will depart from its destination (rather than arriving to it), Lu Cafausu in San Cesario di Lecce.
Lu Cafausu is a mysterious small building, an architectural remnant that the artists have elected as a source of metaphors and narratives. It is ‘an imaginary place that really exists’ around which the presence of death is floating. Any day, the small building can in fact be demolished to accommodate more parking space for cars, or can also fall apart due to its precariousness. It could also be turned and frozen into a monument. Because of this feeling of the presence of death, Lu Cafausu is an ideal place for a new celebration. ‘La Festa dei Vivi’ is for those who, in order to give sense to life, reflect upon death; their own, ‘first and foremost.’
Time: Tuesday November 2, 2010 – 10 am
City: San Cesario di Lecce
Location: 40°18’1″N 18°9’43″E
Address: via C.F. Barbieri, 52
*AND AND AND is an artist run initiative, which will use the time between now and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 to consider with individuals and groups across the world the role art and culture can play today and the constituent publics or communities, which could be addressed. The series of interventions, situations, and occurrences entitled AND AND AND are part of dOCUMENTA (13) and will compose a map of emergent positions, concerns, and possible points of solidarity.