Acquerelli is conceptualized by Giuseppe Stampone, in order to create awareness on the correct use of water resources, in collaboration with Solstizio. Watercolors was tested for the first time in 2006 in the province of Teramo, involving 80 school institutes of 40 towns and 10.000 schoolboys. Then, in Umbria with the participation of the local primary schools. The photographic posters, which are the final outcome of the interaction between the schoolboys and the artist, will be given to the ONG ProgettoMondo MLAL, which will in turn manage the sales and the investment of the proceeds on specific projects in the areas where it work. Hence, attesting the participation of every child in the support of social initiatives.
The intervention is a winner of the European Union project “Art&Earth” (increasing the European public opinion on consciousness about problems of development), proposed by Solstizio and ProgettoMondo MLAL – leader City of Vicenza – building a partnership oriented towards the expansion in European (Polonia and Croatia) and African territorial contexts. In 2011 a public relational event by Giuseppe Stampone in Czestochowa (Poland), Osjiek (Croatia) and Vicenza (Italy) on the topic of the right to food and water for the whole planet is being held. The event is taking place in public spaces that are particularly representative of each city, made available by the city council.
SOCIAL ART EVENT
Some of the compositions are made of decorated bottles that will be photographed by the artist to make huge signs out of them and will be displayed in relevant public spots, while the remaining bottles will be used by the students to compose the phrase “Watercolors not to waste life” in a pedestrian area of the city. Thanks to this artistic installation every child will be able to place his or her “story” – the decorated bottle -, in the space reserved for them, thus highlighting the unique nature of each participant. No one can fill that space except the author of that story! Furthermore, only the final composition of the inscription will enable the water to flow through a musical modulation with Dolby surround. The compositions of bottles will allow the subjective differences emerging from the childrens’ stories to connect and bring them together. In this way, all the children will be able to symbolically exchange experiences and see them displayed in relation to one another. The real discovery will be to experience the sum of the differences as a broad interpretation of the proposed topic: the right of access to water for all. The phases of the interventions will be collected, spread and enriched by the publishing of an art catalogue (Maretti Editore), edited by international curators.
Acquerelli | Relational installation by Giuseppe Stampone and final event – Teramo IT 2006