Visentin conceived Il comizio, la merenda, il canto (The assembly, the snack, the song) as a three-part project to give back to the village and as an occasion for social aggregation.
The comizio (assembly) is an installation in the Castello dei Signori di Avise, covered with cards and large drawings of groups and gatherings, stories that have been listened to and then reinterpreted, and texts of popular songs and lengthy written stories. Accompanying the installation are the pictorial works “Io ed Anna” (Anna and me), showcasing what was, for Alice, a period of intense shared happiness, and “Congresso di strane religioni” (Congress of strange religions), which consists of eight wooden silhouettes that, according to the artist, speak to future possibilities amid the recent period of isolation.
The merenda (snack) is one of the gifts to the village of Avise. It is a shared social moment between the village’s residents and its visitors. Alongside the singing choir, this Sunday snack aims to stimulate local energy and nurture a sense of community belonging.
The canto (singing) is an onstage chorus, brought to life by “social sculptures”: many people harmonizing with each other, linked together at the same moment. Coro Bajolese was the choir invited to perform at the opening.