A soothing sound piece from Elia Castino's exhibition, composed together with Fabijan Reichle. It references an ancient Italian folk song which the artist’s grandmother used to sing to him as a lullaby when he was a baby. The original lyrics symbolically describe the routine of Rosina, a lady going to the market every day to get essentials for her daily life. In the exhibition, the sound piece is played on loop. Just like the original song, it embodies a cycle in shape and content, it is the dimension of an elsewhere.
Castino's work, on show at the Amsterdam project space Reneenee, is composed of an installation, a singing performance and this sound piece. The work is a fabulation on the architecture of the everyday, on the mundane, simple rhythm of life. By processing ancestral knowledge and contemporary circumstances, the work takes shape as a scenario presenting another idea of inhabiting. It embodies the idea of home detached from the conventional patterns of the house, a home that goes beyond the confines of typologies and exists as pure moments in space.
Elia Castino is a Piedmontese artist with Neapolitan heart. Builder, farmer, poet and cinematographer of the cave, he lives in a stilt house on a mud island surrounded by a silver lake.
Fabijan Reichle is an artist based in Amsterdam. His latest musical alter ego is Zaffjan.
Reneenee is a project space in Amsterdam by Kim Wawer and Kristoffer Zeiner.
Image: Details of Elia Castino's exhibition at Reneenee. Photography Giovanni Salice.
Artist / Organisation: Elia Castino
Location of the show: Reneenee
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