Zeichnung für Projekt Im-Fluss

Technique: ink on paper
Size: 21 x 30 cm
Date: 2012
Signature: no
Price: fr. 1’200.- (VAT 8,10% incl.)


“There surely must be a brave man” From this question, an announcement on web and on the ‘ “Engadiner Post” has come up: searching for a willing and an able person to stand up “against the tide” for at least three minutes in the icy cold waters of Flaz river, which derive directly from the Morterasch glacier of more than 1800 meters of height above sea level. Participants in the performance of Letizia Cariello will plung one at a time believing to attend a sporting ordeal, and will leave the river having taken part in a reflection on the fragility of man and the meaning of living together. The book retraces this experience, from which came a video work, placing itself not as an album of memories, but as a starting point for the reader to conduct a personal reflection- beginning  from images, from the author’s drawings and writings, which are results from the inspiration that are obtained from the performance in Flaz. An economist, a gallerist, a writer, a director, a scientist at the biometeorology institution have plunged themselves and have immersed us in other possible scenarios for reflection.



Cariello Letizia

Cariello Letizia was born in Copparo, into a family of Neapolitan origin that has devoted to sculpture for over two hundred years. Before focusing on committing in art, she has worked for cinema in Italy and in the United States. Her artworks can be found in public and private collections in Italy and abroad. The work of Letizia Cariello explores through different media, the themes of the body, of the time and its relationship with objects. They were investigated in relations between interior and exterior space, affections and the spiritual quest with particular attention to the angels. These arguments characterize the performances, the installations and her photographic production. Particular attention is devoted to the theme of time, which is explored through the writing of the “calendars”: a long sequence of numbers and letters that represent an exercise of Western meditation intended to materialize the time in a perceivable form. The use of the red wire both in embroidery and in installations embodies the attitude of listening and support the artist towards the reality that surrounded her. She lives and works in Milan, where she teaches Artistic Anatomy at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.


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