UNFILDIVOCE: THE FATIGUE OF SPINNING MILL WOMEN

Italiano (Italian)

Artist: Silvia Beccaria
Venue: Filatoio di Caraglio, via G.Matteotti 40, 12023 Caraglio CN
Opening: Saturday May 22, 2021 – access allowed to a maximum of 15 people at a time and by reservation  with guided tours, from 12 noon to 7 pm.
Hours: from  May 23, Saturdays from 2.30pm to 7pm, Sundays and holidays from 10am to 7pm
Info and reservations tel. 0171 610258; info@fondazionefilatoio.it; www.filatoiocaraglio.it

A red thread that unravels on a transparent installation and is projected on the wall, an intertwining that embroider passages of ancient popular ballads sung by women. With the “UNFILDIVOCE” installation, the Filatoio di Caraglio reopens its doors to the public after the long lockdown. The work of Silvia Beccaria from Turin, presented by the gallery owner Riccardo Costantini, will be inaugurated on Saturday May 22, in the museum spaces, in the presence of the artist.

 In an ideal context, the evocative and exciting installation wants to give a voice to hundreds of women who in the first half of the twentieth century worked in the spinning mills and sang to better endure the fatigue and to exorcise the misery of their condition. The words of the songs reach us faint, but at the same time intense, they are not lost in the wind, but try to make themselves heard so that memory can fight the denial of rights even nowadays.

 “The intertwining – explains Claudia Migliore – is the peculiarity of Silvia, who is able with great dexterity to write words that belong to a song from the past. The red thread is the right link to indissolubly unite his work. Red not only represents the sacrifice of women workers in the spinning mill, but it is also the color of non-violence against all women.The impalpable material used by the artist transports us to a distant world, but envelops and embraces us and in this embrace we can read the words written by Silvia. They are songs of women at work, a plural song of voices, a choir that rises and urges us not to forget”.

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