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All That Fall


artist | Stefano Canto

2014

Installation

Environmental installation, 80 sqm wooden planks carpentry.

'All That Fall' is an irregular and disconnected floor, which is accessible and can be walked on, a membrane that covers the whole surface of the Arcaded Loggia of the Coronation Chapel. The ... Read more
Environmental installation, 80 sqm wooden planks carpentry.

'All That Fall' is an irregular and disconnected floor, which is accessible and can be walked on, a membrane that covers the whole surface of the Arcaded Loggia of the Coronation Chapel. The work imposes to a syncopated shape and possible losses of equilibrium; it is a pathway with weak usability, whose structure is a geometric design formed by wooden boards.

The work is linked to the idea of alteration and the superfetations that make up the skin of the city, so the urban surface, seen as an epidermis, is an element of osmosis, a permeable weft that connects the outside of experience of with an inside.

'All That Fall' takes its name from a radio play by Samuel Beckett, conceived for and broadcast by the BBC in 1956. The play narrates an impasse: the meeting between an old husband and wife is destabilised by a long train delay whose exact cause is not known. The responsibility for the situation slips away through omissions and incomplete dialogues; likewise the installation by Stefano Canto underlines the omission of responsibility and the urban neglect that weighs on the socio-cultural context of the city. Hence All that fall is a sort of metaphor of precariousness.

The installation intends to sensitise the social fabric and to create participating dynamics for promotion of the territory, also through proposals regarding care for and valorisation of the historical-artistic heritage of Palermo and Sicily, as well as implementing tourist processes of access and participation through contemporary art and its recovery in terms of incisive reflection on the territory.

This work was showcased at The Riso Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily. Read less

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