This summer the whole crew had the chance to paint in a really cool
location: the former Torino zoo, right downtown next to the Po river,
and abandoned since 1987. For the past couple of years Border Land
Association has been giving life back to the Park: a unique chance to
create site-specific artwork, creating dialogue with the shattered
remains of an open-air prison.
Heaven and hell, respectively the two most desireable and most feared
places in humanity's imagination. Our reading is different. Merely
categories defined by humans, more often than not “good” people, hidden
by masks, are no different than us ordinary people. And “bad” people are
different to the extent that they do nothing to hide their true animal
On the left, hypocrisy, delusion and deception. On the right,
a sincere, self-conscious and rational admission which spiritual
rebirth must inevitably go through.
The piece is inspired by classic
altarpieces, but instead of uplifting saints and condemning sinners, the
madonna and her monstrous child unveil their masked selves and lead all
humanity from a fake heaven to a necessary hell.Special thanks go to Border Land
Association, responsible for all activities within Parco Michelotti.