The 2nd edition of the Festival del Tempo, the first Festival in Italy dedicated to Time, is currently taking place in Sermoneta, in the Italian province of Latina. The Festival includes exhibitions, installations and performances – running until 30 October – to explore the perception of Time and Space. This is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary investigation into Time, Past, Present and Future, a place where visitors can “Construct Thoughts, Generate Art, Live Time“.
In this second edition of the Festival del Tempo there will be an exhibition in the Romanesque church of S. Michele Arcangelo, open until 16 October and hosting works of sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, graphics, video art and mixed media. In addition, artistic installations which can be viewed independently or through guided tours until 30 October can be seen in various locations all over the entire village of Sermoneta.
These installations reflect on the relationship between time and the environment and on the themes of precarious, ephemeral time. Some of the artists in the exhibition and installations were selected through two international calls for proposals by a jury composed of Michela Becchis (Curator and Art Historian), Nicoletta Provenzano (Curator and Art Historian), Alice Colacione (Artist) and Guendalina Urbani (Artist), while the other works in the festival are the result of a close collaboration between the Artistic Director Roberta Melasecca and various Roman and non-Roman artists who, during the previous months, created working groups to generate the ideas for the final works. An interdisciplinary dialogue with many voices was created which, thanks to the exchange of knowledge and experience, has given many local artists the opportunity to participate and propose their own vision of art.
The artists participating in the working groups and who will propose installations in the historic centre, works in the church and participatory actions are: Emanuela Lena and Silvia Stucky with the installation and performance Everything is Interconnected / We lack what the turtles possess in the garden of the Church of S. Michele Arcangelo; Biagio Castilletti with the installations Glacier and One hundred years at the Orange Garden; Stefania Di Filippo with the installation Everything is Interconnected / My garden, your garden in the Church of S. Michele Arcangelo; Claudia Quintieri with the video Everything is Interconnected / Humanity, nature’s inheritor in the Church of S. Michele Arcangelo; and Sara Zarrinchang with the installation ContAgio – The Time of Care and Contact in the Sala di Piazza S. Lorenzo.
(from the press release)