Le Massacre du printemps

solo exhibition

24 October – 16 November 2020
MADRE Museum of Modern Art- Napoli -IT
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„Le Massacre du printemps“, a video installation by the French artist Mathilde Rosier who becomes part of the Madre collection, is a reinterpretation of „The festival of spring“, a ballet to music by Igor Stravinsky, created by Vaslav Nijinsky for Ballets Russes in 1913. The work questions the intrinsic relationship between the human being and the environment, connecting the act of worship of the earth to that of its subsequent exploitation. The dancers draw aerial choreographies against the background of three different places in the Campania region – the greenhouses of the Vesuvian area, the port of the city of Naples and the former industrial site of the Bagnoli plain – and from peasants they are transformed into ears of wheat, to emphasize the inextricable link between the destiny of humanity and that of all nature.