“EL GREMBIAL DE SVENO” – lighting sculpture (2008)

Methacrylate, neon

Cm. 150x80x20

Paratissima 2008, housed in the neighbourhood of San Salvario in Torino, gave me the chance to realize a new artistical intervention. I glimpsed the stock room of grocery in a courtyard, currently property of Cane jewellery. It’s a space in disuse, left behind as nothing is changed… look!
Enthusiasm, euphoria, and thousand emotions soon rise up, triggering my memory and bringing me back to my childhood in a little town, Soave. Now I remeber the grocery of Sveno and Cecilia, my granny Egle’s grocery. I remember my joking father adding to our shopping list the note “and a steeple’s shadow”… And soon after my question: “What’s it? And where to buy?”
I start imagining the grocer, when he moved out of the room for the last time, closing the door and leaving the stock behind: an apron hanging from the fridge, a few shopping lists scattered around, some pasta on the shelf.
Methacrylate and neon are the matters used for my intervention and “El grembial de Sveno” is made from real grocer’s apron.