8. Biennale Gherdëina
20 May - 25 Sep 2022
Title: Persones Persons
Curators: Lucia Pietroiusti and Filipa Ramos
We want to tell you about this person who is a tree, who is a lake, who is a stone, who is you and who is me. About this person who is a star and who is young because they is old; who speaks the language of minerals, sings the song of rivers and howls at dawn, because they are also dog. We want to tell you about their dreams, griefs and desires. About their body, their hand that gives and their hand that takes, their eyes that hear and tongue that paints; how their roots walk and their fur travels.
We want to tell you about Persones Persons, the Biennale Gherdëina ∞.
Dialoguing with the Alpine valleys, mountains and skies of Ladinia, in the Dolomites, and celebrating the multitude of living forms—human, animal, vegetal, mineral, mycological persons—that populate them. The stories of Persones Persons are told in many manners. Through exhibitions, encounters, performances, songs, storytelling, hugs, books and other streams of exchange. And in many languages: English and Ladinia’s idioms: Ladin, Italian, German.
Persones Persons will move along two lines:
One considers forms of personhood in wildlife and landscapes, legal and other, asking how artistic expressions can contribute to this recognition of Earth’s rights and to the dilution of divides.
The other attends to the ancient and future memories of pathways of people, animals, plants and matter across systems of migration, seasonal displacement and transhumance, in the region and resonating landscapes. To how they shape and constitute one another in a continuous process of mutual influence and attunement.
Revital Cohen und Tuur van Balen
Karrabing Film Collective
Himali Singh Soin und David Soin Tappeser
Ana Vaz und Nuno da Luz
Zadie Xa und Benito Mayor Vallejo