curated by Lidia Berlingieri
At a time in history when we are bombarded by messages of alarm and urgency, Sabrina Mezzaqui’s work aims to gently scatter thoughts about slowness, care, and attention to one’s surroundings. Tibetan flags are small triangles of colored fabric (white, yellow, red, green, blue) tied together. They are hung on the tops of mountains or the roofs of temples, carrying prayers and printed images blessing life and the universe. The work consists of a thousand colorful flags screen-printed with 33 excerpts from beloved poems. The flags are hung in Pisticci, in the district of Terravecchia, in the highest point of the village, near the castle. The work is accomplished by fraying in the wind, unraveling in the rain, fading in the sun. The phrases are collected and sewn into a cloth book that can be consulted at the municipal library.
“Gently scattering in the air thoughts about slowness, care, attention, whispers from beloved poems…. The work is accomplished by fraying in the wind, unraveling in the rain, fading in the sun.”