Il Cardinale, Robert Pettena, 2015, Castello Malaspina, the Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood 4
Poor little persecuted and tortured Aloisia, whose freedom loving spirit continues to haunt the Malaspina Fosdinovo castle.
She refused to bow down to the rules of the convent and become a nun, although her parents imprisoned her within its walls.
Aloisia clothes her passionate love that she refused to renounce in a cardinalâ€™s red vestments, centuries after her family failed to redeem her
Someone has been moving about in the castle for a long time, talking playfully about the codes of conduct that constricted her,
as though to exorcise the shadowy memory of the unfortunate girl and to return to the so-called friendly network of â€œthe eternal internet brotherhood.â€
The coexistence of Institutional container and network content, of signifier and meaning, demonstrate that within real creative coexistence, the instruments and Â technology of freedom and the rules/regulations that are imposed cancel each other out in a fraternal dialogue.
Itâ€™s an interesting thought, that a historical memory changes continuously as people attempt to reconstruct past events which are obscure and spiral away in the light of past generations. Itâ€™s difficult to share every individual experience, often as difficult and unpleasant as jumping off an initial cliff but, like giving birth, the result is often a pleasant surprise. For example the red blood of the bull fight becomes a barbarous sharing between spectator and spectacle.
How can we exorcise a terrifying yet exciting popular custom without cancelling the end result?
Perhaps by sharing something positive, in a safe, neutral environment, using external stimuli to bring about a new consciousness about life experience and past events.