Rossella Biscotti - The Journey
One of the performances of the festival happens this year in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Artist Rossella Biscotti is currently in Malta, for the final preparation of the Journey, a performance of a ship navigating a GPS content-related route inspired by time, history and current geopolitical data in an area between Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Libya. The narrative is centred on the decision and consequences of dropping a 20-ton marble block awarded to the artist by the iconic Michelangelo quarry in Carrara, Italy, yet left untouched.
Rossella Biscotti uses the block as a mechanism to unpack the political, economic and environmental layers of a complex body of water, and will document the gesture through a sonic diary. Both the artists and the marble block arrived in Malta, and the actual performance will take place between the 19th and the 23rd of May, depending on the weather conditions.