La Mente Fresca: Routing, Routine and Relationships
2010 ‧ Le Ville Matte Residenze d'Artista, Villasor, Sardinia
- Collective endurance performance ‧ perpetual tourist ‧ empty museum ‧ happen-stance ‧ ritualised surprise
Commissioned by Le Ville Matte (residenze d'artista) with curators Chiara Agnello, Francesca Sassu and Giorgio Murtas, in collaboration with Michela Onnis, Licia Abis, Colette Poddi and Antonio Kikiki, Augusto Buzzegoli, and Rupen Boyadjan.
The first time one arrives at a novel destination, one’s senses are sharp. What happens if one cleared the memory each morning and returned to the same destination with this pristine, uninitiated mind? By pursuing the identical routine with the mindset of a novice for 21 continuous days, behavioural patterns became exposed and subject to creative developments in people and environment of this small, rural town. In the end, the ‘perpetual tourist’ invited the intrigued public to an exhilarating tour for sharing stories, secrets, and hideouts accrued over three fresh-minded weeks.