@ Rosa Lacavalla
La Festa Dell’Equatore

    Through evocative images, La Festa dell’Equatore (The Feast of the Equator) invites you to immerse in an extraordinary journey that challenges the geographical and emotional distances betwe- en two worlds—a journey that traverses not only continents but also the very threshold of transformation.

    The Equator, that invisible line dividing our planet into two hemi- spheres, becomes a symbolic meeting point at the crossroads where destinies collide and merge—an experience that marks a turning point in one’s life as a new world unfolds. Connecting the thread that binds imagination and memory, at the heart of this exploration is the captivating phenomenon of moving stars as they migrate from one hemisphere to another. A celestial dance reflecting the migration of people, ideas, and traditions.

    Using an Italo-Argentinian family and its fragmented history as a case study of a visual and emotional journey, the work aims to illuminate a broader theme, delving into the intricate interaction of cultures and landscapes, accompanied by the enduring power of dreams. 

    The project’s title itself, La Festa dell’Equatore, pays homage to a poignant rite of passage that took place aboard ste- amships transporting migrants to South America. It was a celebra- tory moment, a communal commemoration marking the approach of a new life. However, it often was followed by profound silence, accompanied by eyes filled with tears and a mixture of hopes and nostalgia.

    La Festa dell’Equatore guides the viewer into a space where things are ambiguous, uncertain, and mutable, and where the boundaries between reality and dream blur, embracing the unknown. Where memories fade and intertwine, ideas and thoughts blend, giving rise to a new symphony between the sky and the ocean.

    La Festa Dell’Equatore
    is an ongoing transmedia project.
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