curated by Emiliana Sabiu
«God is day night, winter summer, war peace, hunger satiety. He changes like fire, when it mixes with perfumes which takes its name from the scent of each». Heraclitus.
David Benforado works in the old uninhabited village of Tratalias with a series of large canvases exhibited in Sa domu de tzia Giuannicca, a traditional stone and mud house, so called because of its old owner. The pictorial body is made up of a group of abstract paintings, made with oil paint on linen canvas, starting from colors that the artist creates from pure pigments, using ancient techniques. The work that welcomes visitors at the entrance to the house, Goats and the abstract truth, occupies the entire wall and represents some goats scratched on a dark landscape: their enigmatic gaze refers to a reality that we cannot perceive, to a world inaccessible to us. The mystery of pictorial abstraction therefore takes on meaning in the reality of the symbol – in the etymological meaning of sum-ballein, to put together, to throw together.
During the opening, in the courtyard adjacent to the house, Benforado has invited musicians Christos Barbas (ney, kaval, bagpipes, voice), Peppe Frana (ud, rebab) to present original modal compositions. In the second part of the concert Carlo Spiga (launeddas, throat singing) and Carolina Casula (launeddas, Sardinian traditional instruments) will join with Sardinian and Balkan melodies.
Open from Tue to Sun 9am – 1pm, 4pm – 8pm, closed on Mon.
To book your visit in Sa Domu de Tzia Giuannicca – piazza Chiesa, vecchio borgo, 09010 Tratalias (SU):
+39 0781 688 046