Friday 17 th December Spazio Martín presents Lunario, a performance by the artist Gianmarco Porru. A cultural epitome that is still a point of reference, and for all is evident the harmony of time that always returns in the carousel of the day adorned by the clothes of Lessico Familiare. The seasons and life, and the musical marriage of Elia Pastori deep between their land and the Moon
Text: Domenico Costantini
Lunario is part of a long-term research conducted by the artist Gianmarco Porru. It comes after a photographic work, Sweet Fritters Ballad, lovingly incorporated and strongly desired in our Current Issue #18/19.
“It is never a completely closed chapter, there are second chapters, parentheses that i open, close, insert other stories in the middle and everything contributes to a story, to my desire to shed light on aspects that interest me, almost always the same. “
The artist’s codes are clear, the dimension of community celebration, discourses about identity, collectivity as a whole, and the social sphere.
The connection between the individual body and the body embedded in a community is very strong, it is a choreographic balance that governs the staging of his works, a balance of relationships always looking for help from the community.
The community becomes a receptacle, a lunarium.
A once very common object: the almanac, i.e. a booklet containing the time scanning of the year and (here in particular) of the phases of the moon, together with meteorological indications, patron saints, practical or edifying advice, recipes – not without a dose of horoscopes and forecasts – was particularly widespread in the countryside as a manual of agriculture and breeding. A cultural epitome that is still a point of reference. For everybody is evident the harmony of time that always returns in the carousel of the day, adorned by the clothes of Lessico Familiare, of the seasons and of life, and the musical marriage of Elia Pastori deep between their land and the Moon.
The life of words is curious: they can be so ephemeral as to be occasional, they can last beyond the language and culture that conceived them, and it is not uncommon for them to last in special and unexpected senses well beyond the disappearance of what they describe, even if in non-vital forms.