The guru of psychedelia in Italy, whose wide artistic range varies from cult cartoons of the 70ies to fashion creations with the stylist Vivienne Westwood, expert of esoteric practices as well, will retrace the symbol of the motherhood in his works.
Cristina Annino, Marco Bellini, Giancarlo Pontiggia and Lorenzo Zumbo
Four poets will differently express the character of Alma Mater, each one according to his own style, either in a symbolic way or referring to reality. From the classic lyrics by Pontiggia, describing mothers in early societies to the modern style of Annino, describing her own mother; from the collection of poems about mothers by Bellini to the lyric novel of Mater by Zumbo.
Marco Tonon, “gardener of paths through museums” and president of Giuseppe Mazzotti Foundation, will guide the audience to connect the archetype of the divine mother with all religions in the world. From the black Madonna to amazonomachy, to catch similarities between cultures.
Experiential presentation of Alma Mater to the public in an international meeting place which connects the city with Expo. Yuval Avital will offer a part of the sound score – an exclusive recording of some voices of grandmothers from all over the world, the gems of Alma Mater that will offer a glimpse of the intense multicultural journey to the roots that awaits the spectators.
A meeting-happening with the lacemasters from Brianza that are constantly present on the scene of Alma Mater. A live performance with 30 lacemasters forming with their pillows an ideal umbilical cord which starts outside the building and goes into the installation of Yuval Avital. And with them, the young designers of “UN pizzo”, reshaping tradition in folk art design creations (www.unpizzo.com).
Nuria Sala Grau will introduce us to mythologic and poetic contents of her interpretation of Mother Goddess in the Indian culture that will take place on the following day, and present her book “Continuamente danza. L’infinito nel corpo”, a study of dance as form of existence and thought, and on the revival of its sacral aspect. Free entrance.