This year, on July 21st, 22nd and 23rd, several international artists/performers will convene in the Upper Pellice Valley (Alta Val Pellice), a little over an hour away from Turin, to undertake an innovative project. Each one of them will venture into an area in the vicinity of the Conca del Prà (a vast plateau situated at about 1750 meters above sea level) with a reasonably adventurous approach: they will try to lose their way in order to find something – objects, people, places, and any surprising or fascinating event – and get the audience to participate in their adventure.
“La collera delle lumache / The snails’ wrath” [from a verse by French poet Francis Ponge] intends to suggest an approach to exploring the mountainous landscape which sets itself apart from the well-trodden path informed by physical performance (if not all-out athletic effort) and defined by a steady pace, speed and meticulously programmed routes and travelling times. Our project would like to promote the slower, more irregular approach of the wayfarer/dreamer, who embarks on a journey with no particular destination in mind – or maybe with a destination they are willing to change as they go – ever observant of what they witness along the way, not only looking straight in front of them and upwards (towards the mountaintop, or the hills), but also around, or towards the valley they just left behind when first venturing down the path at the beginning of their journey. They are always prepared to seize any momentous, sudden or unexpected event which they may encounter, and therefore often stop to observe, listen, smell, think.
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