CATAPULP/CATAPUPPET

A12

Installation, “Luna Park. Arte Fantastica sculture nel parco”, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy 2005

The project consists of an installation / performance that translates into a parody of the many violent games increasingly popular in the virtual world. The project restores a concrete dimension to this virtual violence, playing it down and exorcising it with references to some popular and folk traditions (the various versions of bullfighting, the throwing of the dwarf, polo played with the kid in the Siberian steppe, etc.).
The project involved the construction of a particular “shooting range” within which it was possible to use only puppets / pelouches representing animals of different sizes as “bullets”. The tender stuffed friends of our childhood, witnesses of a carefree and sugary existence, are brutalized and thrown at great distance thanks to a specially made catapult.