The missing video for the Margini project has just been released and can be seen after the break. The last participating artist in this project for 2008 was Keane who was up on the mountain during September. It has taken another 6 weeks for Fabrizio Da Prato to edit his video with original soundtrack music by Nicolao Valiensi but finally it is ready and well worth the wait
… if nothing else it is good entertainment value listening to Keane mangling, mispronouncing and just get wrong almost every word he says in the video. Can you believe that is how much Italian he has learnt living in this country for 23 years ?
For the last two years there has been an art project in preparation to put an artist in residence in all of the rifugi in Tuscany (the rifugi are huts that are dotted around on the mountainside’s to give refuge to climbers and walkers.) This project known as “Margini” has been prepared by the Associazione Gestori Rifugi Alpi Apuane e Appennini and a group of local artists who have been active in this area for many years.
During July and August and September the five artists; Claudia Haberkern- (images here), Silvia Magrini – (images here), Fabrizio Da Prato – (images here), Stefano Giovacchini – (images here) and Keane – (images here)have been staying at the Rifugio Rossi and making art out in the open on the mountainside.
At the end of September the project came to an end and all the installations so far mounted were dismantled and the mountain returned to its original pristine condition.
video by Fabrizio Da Prato with original soundtrack music by Nicolao Valiensi
Keane who in the past (images here from 2003) has exhibited paintings based on the painted signs used by CAI to mark the trails across the mountains continued this theme this time using the small stacks of stones which the shepherds used to mark the paths across the mountainside when conditions made visibility poor.
Keane’s path did not finish on the mountain but continued down into the valley with the final stack of stones appearing miraculously in the middle of Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia. (images here)
A reference to Bruna Cordati’s book – “Il Paese di Pietra” perhaps?