Opening 14th May 2016 – permanent installation
Contrada Rotacesta – Loreto Aprutino (Pescara), Italy
Saturday 14th May 2016, at 12.00, opened at Contrada Rotacesta in Loreto Aprutino (Pescara) the site-specific installation No Man’s Land by Yona Friedman with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle.
No Man’s Land was commissioned by ARIA Foundation under the artistic direction of Cecilia Casorati and realized with the support and collaboration of Zerynthia Association OdV. The project was born from the significant collaboration between the artists, Mario Pieroni, who donated the ground on which the installation has been constructed, Zerynthia Association and ARIA Foundation and it’s art director Cecilia Casorati.
The artist’s starting point is the consideration that the world is already too built up and that architecture ought therefore to be rethought. It is not a case of building new structures but rather of building new images.
The installation extends over more than two hectares of countryside and is composed of a large natural tapestry made of white river stones, a structure of 1000 bamboo canes recalling the artist’s museum without walls, and an imaginary dictionary carved into over 200 walnut trees. The construction has seen the active participation of the students of the Rome Academy of Fine Art, the Pescara Faculty of Architecture and the Art Schools of the area, becoming as such a privileged place for the renewal of educational processes and for the spreading of culture.
The aim of the No Man’s Land Foundation, is that of exporting the model of “non-property” to other places, inspiring a series of initiatives on the theme of evolution of territorial culture, according to Friedman’s participative philosophy.