Una Boccata d’Arte 2021, Adelita Husni-Bey, ll tempo Ripetuto // Repeated Time, Radicondoli (SI), Tuscany. Courtesy: Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua. Ph. Nicola Ughi.
The artist will realize a site-specific work in the village of Radicondoli, in Tuscany.. Artist and pedagogue influenced by anarcho-collectivism, theater, law, and urban studies, she has organized workshops, publications, radio broadcasts, archives and works focused on the use of non-competitive pedagogical models, through contemporary art systems. She teaches at the Copper Union in New York; in 2017, she represented Italy at the 57th Venice Biennale. Among her most recent exhibitions: ‘Maktspill’, Bergen Kunsthall, 2020 and ‘Chiron’, New Museum, New York, 2019. Her Elpis collaborator is Martina Marolda.
ll tempo Ripetuto // Repeated Time
curated by Martina Marolda
ll tempo Ripetuto // Repeated Time is a sound installation widespread throughout the village of Radicondoli that refers to the cyclical trend of pandemics: the central theme of the work done by the artist, together with OCRA, the young Chamber Orchestra of Radicondoli.
Taking inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra and its sound pedagogical exercises, Anna Halprin, UltraRed and Pauline Oliveros, the artist led OCRA in the production of experimental scores that reflect the personal experience of the musicians, through a series of improvisations carried out without a conductor.
The orchestra played images, reworking through its instruments, chronicles and narratives on the plague that struck the Val d’Elsa in 1630-1633 and on the most recent experience of lockdown.
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Una Boccata d’Arte 2021, Adelita Husni-Bey, ll tempo Ripetuto // Repeated Time. Panoramic view of Radicondoli (SI), Tuscany. Courtesy: Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua. Ph. Nicola Ughi.
Radicondoli is a Tuscan village of 937 residents in the province of Siena, which is 44km away. During the 14th century, Radicondoli was an important center of textile craftsmanship of the Sienese state because of the wool processing that took place in the area. Its monumental cornerstone is the Collegiate Church of Saints Simone and Giuda, built on the remains of a centuries-old Romanesque parish church. The Radicondoli Festival began in 1986 and is held every year between July and August, intertwining high-culture and popular theatre.
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the Mayor Francesco Guarguaglini, the Deputy Mayor Luca Moda, the Province of Siena, Trattoria Tegoni, the Agriteca, the Pergola, Lebolli, Parvus Flos, the Pro Loco.