The ‘wall’ is never an outdated topic, unfortunately its a hot subject in more than one geographical and political area across the more or less stable regions of the globe. With its double, ambiguous function of protection and separation, as opposed to its opposite the bridge, the wall always marks a border – more or less impassable – a limit on the horizon of the observer, on one side or the other. Never as in these times has it become a domestic theme in that distance between us and the world guaranteed by the walls of the house. Saving walls, tyrannical walls, oppressive walls, suffocating in their impending day after day in the long lockdown that interrupts a daily life made up of social relationships, small and large movements, outdoor activities, outside family affections… in short, of all that cannot be compressed into that space of living which has suddenly become the whole possible space of living.
Around the broader and more general reflection on an elsewhere difficult to reach and on the escape – real, virtual, philosophical or spiritual – from the imposed boundaries, whether they are objectively determined or only subjectively delineated by our fears and our insecurities, unfolds the narration of the exhibition that opens on Saturday 7 November 2020 (16-20 hours) at SCD Studio.(Barbara Pavan)