in collaboration with Kirikuci no profit migrants tailor shop
the Pilgrim's Garden, Monteriggioni (Siena), Italy
on the occasion of the Sartorie Sociali (no profit tailor shops) meeting June 6 2021   read news
organized by Kirikuci and Equo Sud Autoproduzioni Solidali

Walls recycled fabrics, wood, spray paint, rope, twine, copper and iron threads 19x16x17(h) ft, 2021

photo by Angela Bindi
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Franca Marini with collaborators Dawda Camara and Ize Fall (Kirikuci) and Mimmo Tramontana (Equosud)

photos by Franca Marini

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photos by Franca Marini

This art installation, located just below the ancient ring of walls surrounding Monteriggioni, offers an element of vitality and of resistance to the wall towering above it.
 The wall represents not only a physical barrier but also a symbol of the migration policies enacted by the  countries of Europe, in violation of human rights, fomenting racist and xenophobic violence.

The artwork, with its beauty, is not meant to be consolatory but to represent hope, the yearning to overcome what divides and separates, it implies as well the overcoming of that interior wall which does not allow us to recognize, in those we percieve as  “other”, our shared humanity.
Franca Marini, June 2021

To Ize Fall, who is of Senegalese origins, this work recalls the setting created for NDEUP, an exorcism ceremony for healing purposes, for the treatment of insanity, of mental illness, practiced by the Lebou ethnic group, to which her mother belongs.
In the Lebou tradition all illnesses can be cured through spirit control. Fabrics, colors, drums, songs and finally animal sacrifice make up the ritual that accompanies this healing practice. In the NDEUB ceremony it is interesting to note the relationship between the individual, however “different”, and the community. The sick are not marginalized.
The whole community participates in the therapeutic ritual, everyone is involved in the healing of the individual since each person is of vital importance for the good of the group.