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Una volta, all improvviso...2017
Workshop held in collaboration with the Casa Circondariale (district house o correctional facility) of Rebibbia, Rome, with Claudia Losi and VIC, Volontari in Carcere (Volunteers in Prison).
It was born during the exhibition Please Come Back in 2016, as the second step of a project begun in 2012 and donated to the MAXXI collection.
On this occasion, the artist decided to leave the museum to work with a group of women detained at the Rebibbia correctional facility: rather than activate children`s imagination, we aimed to reflect with them about the forced long-distance relationship between parent and child, where affectivity can assume complex forms, sometimes very painful.
Words, writing, drawing: all this preceded the work at the internal tailoring in prison, involving some of the women willing to participate: a tale was born, only apparently a light one, about maternity and the close family relationship lived from a prison.
Every woman-mother has personally created or has witnessed the creation of her own gift-game, a tool to rebuild a difficult bond, with a son, or a son`s son or, in some cases, with a loved one.
Seven appointments were set every fortnight.  
From the laboratory experience of those months a video / audio animation was framed (with drawings by Francesca Dainotto, and directed by Daniele Signaroldi): audio fragments recorded inside and outside Rebibbia are intertwined with readings of texts specifically written by the artist.
Watch the video