Irene Lupi


Playing Ball

Clay balls, paper bag, instructions

The second part of the installation is made up of the projection of the video “Porta aperta, bada ladri” (“The door is open; look out for thieves”) 35’58’’, which came about thanks to my interaction with the eldest portion of the population—the same people from whom I had borrowed objects to press into the clay. At the end of the projection, paper bags are handed out. Each bag contains ten little balls of red clay in various colors, along with instructions for how to play PALLINO, which is part of an episode that “Il Manetti” retells as a memory. The gadget-object given out to every viewer is one way to keep alive the memory of a given experience or story, a sort of direct link to easy access, prompting thought.

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