Foreign Bodies is a long interactive multimedia narrative, made up of 24 large format drawings and created over the course of a two-week performance at the MACRO ASILO Museum in Rome.
The project, was formed with the association that promotes the reception of refugees in the family Refugees Welcome, it is a musical background of sounds with interviews of those who have travelled to reach us, mixed with words from Italians opposed to immigration.
The result is a highly emotional spectator experience.
During the performance, the visitor has access to “violate” the work to make the narrative richer and give life to a polyphony, also visual, of different experiences on the subject.
Starting from photos and newspaper articles selected prior to the performance, I created a path in the museum’s headquarters on some tragic topical issues: migrant routes, racism, detention camps.
The visitors’ “over-texted” then offered a broader manifesto of voices made up of an audience of all ages and nations.
I see the project as an important tool for integration and innovation, to create a culture of hospitality through art.