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Comune di Parma, 10 Giugno 2022

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“As the starting point of the macro-opera Bestiary of the Earth, project of the year of the Reggio Parma Festival, the artist Yuval Avital has created for the Casa del Suono in Parma The Song of the Zooforo, an unprecedented icono-sound installation. The composition is strongly inspired by the bas-reliefs of the Zooforo by Benedetto Antelami sculpted on the walls of the Baptistery of Parma, whose creatures, both real and imaginary, transposed by Avital into a graphic score, were made to be interpreted by the children of the Ernesto Balducci municipal infant school of Reggio Emilia, in a mimic action of voice. Their verses echo inside a monumental material sculpture that the public is invited to enter. Made from hundreds of metres of hand-dyed fabric, it symbolises a female womb understood as the manifestation of a principle from which every being, whether human or animal, comes.” Read more...

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