"The Journey" residency by Rossella Biscotti

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Italian artist Rossella Biscotti will be in residence in Tunisia in February to develop her project "The Journey".

The Journey is a performance art piece tracing the itinerary of a GPS-linked ship inspired by time, history and current geopolitical data in an area between Italy, Malta, Tunisia and Libya. The narrative centres on the decision and consequences of the dropping of a 20 ton block of marble attributed to the artist by Michelangelo's iconic quarry in Carrara, Italy, but left untouched.


Rossella Biscotti uses the block as a mechanism to unpack the political, economic and environmental layers of a complex body of water, and will document the gesture with a sound diary.

For the Tunisian stage, Rossella Biscotti focuses on the Tunisian maritime plateau in which the stories and songs of Tunisian and Italian fishermen are interwoven.


Discover the interview conducted during the presentation of her project in Palermo for the Between Land and Sea festival in October: interview with Rossella Biscotti.

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February 2022