A Mano

A mano, invites residents' site gallery, Rome - to be protagonists of an initiative of recovery and trasformation of shopping bags. With the intention of search and aesthetic taste, the recovered material becomes hand woven wire covering and will give new immaculate inside the small elevator / gallery.

These days, the cabin will be completely upholstered with this fabric. So the artist throws us a proposal about us, of our ways of life, makes us protagonists, as these bags we carry, come home with our purchases and leave our gross domestic product or GDP trash -; may now have another chance and another dignity. They are threads of a fabric that enrich the event. Remember the memory of Italian fabrics time, as well as those of women Lister Social Sastreria del Parco San Giovanni in Trieste, who compiled the fabric to upholster the walls of the elevator. Memory evoked also from other horizons, such as the Ayoreos, indian people of Paraguay.

Gabriella Dalesio write...

"the threshold of a 'lengthy time', a stop moving in everyday life represented by the 'space' between two realities: the intimate privacy propria represented by door closed behind our own house, and the 'suspension' of a different place (the elevator) that leads out towards a reality published. Between the public and private flows silence 'pregnant' encounters. "

.."Relationship between private and public seem continuously nested in a emotional gigantism that becomes the 'public' of indifference and anonymity.

The notes that Nelida Mendoza aims for the work that has been prepared for the Lift Gallery relate exactly to the threshold of a time dilated, a moment of everyday life formed through the gap between two realities: the depths of one's private life represented by the door to our own home that closes behind us, and the suspension of another space: the elevator that leads out toward the public.

Between the public and the private runs the silence pregnant from the meetings."

Gabriela Dalesio - 2007