It all started in a city center trash basket, where my friend and I found them. A big bunch of white lilies, still fresh and beautiful, that someone did just throw away. My thoughts went immediately to an animated discussion between an imaginary couple, resulting in her throwing away his gift (don't ask me why). Well, I don't know if this is true or what else happened before that moment, but I know what happened afterwords.
They were too beautiful to leave in the garbage. That is how it happened that we walked all evening with a huge bunch of lilies in our hand, visiting art galleries and various events of Bologna's international exhibition of contemporary art ArteFiera, taking place each january here.
Needless to say the flowers had a great night, and so did we. Funny what a bunch of lilies can do for you if you take them around.
|'and so we went out to see the stars' by Antonello Ghezzi, 2013|
Besides the breathtaking beauty of a night sky full of stars, the concept of being able too see with the eyes of people from all over the globe (each circle was the sky seen from many places in the world in the same moment) to remind us that we are all one thing, connected to eachother by nature and by the sky above us, truly captured me.
I loved the little pieces of paper with drawings of stars observed at various moments: "when you leave", "when you sleep", "when you arrived", "when it's raining", "all the time" ...
The very idea of an never ending night was fascinating. Try to imagine the people of the world... Imagine if we could see them all together... Think of them with their nose pointed up at the stars... learn more about the project in their site here.