Title: Regoltu e Candelas_Cabidanni
(2013) PANGEA - Porto Tores, Italy
Curated by Maurizio Coccia
In collaboration with Social Centre Pangea, Art Residence CAMPIDARTE and Società Agricola Mediterranea Monte Trexenta
The starting point of the project was the analysis of a misused and improper application of the principle of “green economy”. Particularly, the work focused on the construction of a massive power plant in Porto Torres (Italy) expected to be stoked with biomasses deriving from thistles destined to be burnt in the plant.
The construction of the power plant has been authorized notwithstanding the expected heavy environmental impact, the inconsistent local production of thistles and the scarce expectations about job posts.
The project was divided in two phases: Regoltu e Candelas_Cabidanni (2013) and Regoltu e Candelas_Triulas (2014).
For the first phase (Cabidanni) a torchlight procession took place in the city of Porto Torres. During the walk citizens were given a candle realized from a silicone rubber mould made from an actual thistle plant. After the walk, a talk about the relations between art, job and environment took place.
Photos by Antonio Sini