LAMPEDUSA / THE OTHER MEMORY by CAZZANIGA and MANENTI

27/01/2015
LAMPEDUSA / THE OTHER MEMORY by CAZZANIGA and MANENTI
January 27th. International Holocaust Remembrance Day
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
On January 27th the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated. Laura Cazzaniga and Giacomo Nicola Manenti decided to celebrate it by travelling to Lampedusa [Italy], in order to narrate the island’s memory, made up of stories of migrations, confinement, imprisonment.

These two artists' works openly refer to the central themes of migration and the historical memory of the island, that during Mussolini’s regime was used as a “prison” for political internees.

Many anarchists have been exiled there, including Errico Malatesta, who then managed to escape to the Tunisian coast.

Laura Cazzaniga's work: “Sciatu Perso. Omaggio a Malatesta, ai confinati, agli evasi”. [“Sciatu Persu. Homage to Malatesta, to the internees, to the escapees”] refers to this event. “Sciatu Persu”, which in Sicilian means “Lost Breath”, is also the name of a section of the island’s coastline, where the artist decided to intervene with a site-specific installation, carried out in a cave.

A copious number of threads descends from the stony wall, to recreate some “bars”, much softer and more voluptuous in the effect, as they follow the rocky conformation's variable flow.

At the edge of a peak, just above the cave, Giacomo Nicola Manenti placed his work “Due angeli” [“Two Angels”], consisting of two beached logs lyi...read more

MANENTI

Giacomo Nicola Manenti (1955), artist and climber, is one of the founders of gruppo Koinè,  established in 1995 in Milan.

CAZZANIGA

Laura Cazzaniga (1981), actualmente vive en España. Estudió en la Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera-Milán con Luciano Fabro y frecuentó el estudio de Vito Acconci.  Colabora desde 2007 con el  gruppo Koinè y desde 2009 con el colectivo multidisciplinar Escuela Moderna/Ateneo Libertario.