DIEGO PERRONE: WORK IN PROGRESS
On Friday, June 26th, in the historic village of Soleschiano (Udine), Perrone met 15 children aged 5 to 9 together with peculiar guests: a goat and a donkey who were saved from the slaughterhouse for RAVE’s 2015 edition and thus taken away from the consumerist logics in order to be taken care of in a natural environment with about This unusual crowd became the protagonist for an outdoor game on RAVE’s fields.
After meeting the donkey and the goat, the children gave life to an action: the game was about taking pictures of each other’s footplants. From an action as simple as this sparks a relation of mutual exchange, and the necessity of taking over a temporarily indispensable role for the other.
From the chidren, the use of a digital camera instead of common pencils gives birth to unexpected pictures and to a reflection over the role of age in the tension between the artist’s self consciousness and the acceptance of the system.