Previous Sunday was not as hot yet as it is now, far from it. The wind was blowing and the sky was covered. Just right to stroll among the artefacts in the Garden of No Return. I mean, of Return Trip.
What makes the scrap art of Rodolfo Lacquaniti as displayed in his Giardino Viaggio di Ritorno in Braccagni in lower Tuscany especially worthwhile is how quickly you could get really spooked by it if you only allowed it to yourself.
But we can’t do that, can’t we, we responsible adults in sensitive society in which everything is right and makes perfect sense, hmmm?
If you saw the first part of my report, you could already see some mutants. Today there will be more.
Once we were past bedtime, story time and rebirth, and reached the Ark as the fitting final exposit in the garden, we were kindly invited to two indoor display rooms.
The first was light and airy and included a trio of figures with Marge Simpsons hair, entitled The Spam Family. “We watch the Simpsons, in my family,” said the artist Rodolfo Lacquaniti who was accompanying us throughout with the detailed commentary.
It did not prepare us for the second room.
Suffice to say that I stopped taking photos. There were classical music, the darkness pierced by tunnels of lights, and an army of mutants in various states of being. You really should have been there. (I did take a few photos later and include one, but for full immersion watch the video below the gallery or better still, visit on a Sunday.)
The project The Garbage Revolution, for which these mutants were created, is seven years old. When I see visitors greeting and kissing in the video and think of us in masks, afraid to touch anything or each other, I know. Again, artistic vision predated reality.
That bed though. The bed was my favourite. I’d spend one night on it, right there in the garden under the open sky, just for the joy of it. I must have been tired by then.
At the end there is the repeat of the starting door, taken by Donna with thanks when I realised that I wish to be in the picture with it to take home with me.
Last time I showed you one whale already, today let’s start with another.
The artist’s video of the last room with the mutants for the project The Garbage Revolution:
More on the artist’s site here.
The first part of this visit on my blog is here.
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