Cianciana Project / Marama Dances, Doors, Others
realised within artist runed residency invited by the artist Elizabeth Briel
of the presence of the body in a Sicilian chic village, research
Marama Dances is a representation of the uninhabited and unoccupied by the body presence of the traditional textiles and textures - clothes- that are internationally present and migrating from one part of the world to another, constituting meaning as traditional clothing.
The traditional Romanian Marama, nowadays an expensive silk item has a tradition over 100 years old, worn as head scarf and scarf by Romanian peasant (female), migrated as window curtain sewn in Vietnam in a Sicilian house old over 100 years. looking the same as the ones that are for sale in the Romanian souvenir shop at 100 euro piece.
The sun, the wind and the hanged laundry drying by the balcony are universal but so present in CianCiAna.
an object that is made to be worn on a human body but imposing his presence somewhere else, in the absence of the body, only giving a glimpse of it. not stiff, animated by the wind. ready to be worn again