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Revitalizing Montiferru: Art Meets Environment with Trasformazioni Possibili

The environmental and landscape requalification campaign in Sennariolo, Montiferru, continues to receive significant momentum from the world of Fine Arts. Architects, artists, and professors, Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri (Lemonot), currently teaching at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, along with Roberto Flore for "Spaziale", have decided to dedicate a part of their work to the MEDSEA campaign “Hope for Sennariolo”. The aim of the campaign is to revitalize Sennariolo trees’ ecosystem and landscape, one of the Montiferru territories most affected by the devastating fire in July 2021. 

Their project, "Trasformazioni Possibili” (Possible Transformations), is divided into three acts, and has now entered the third and crucial phase: fundraising. In the first act, salt sculptures were created, cones of various sizes, displayed in the Church of San Vincenzo in Cabras, an 18th-century, now deconsecrated church overlooking the Cabras pond, a wetland of international RAMSAR significance. The installation, presented last April, hosted a performative symbolic auction, which replicated in form a previous auction of local bottarga (also called “Cabras’ gold”), where foreign buyers paid up to 600€ per kg for the precious roes. 

Trasformazioni possibili - asta performativa nella Chiesetta di San Vincenzo - Pischera ‘e Mar ‘e Pontis (Cabras), April 2023 with Fulvio Accogli - Ph. Francesca Corriga

Director Fulvio Accogli documented the artistic performance of an “auctioneer custodian” among the salt cones in the church in a short film. The artists' message is “to include the bottarga supply chain in a broader network, extending beyond just the food sector, but aiming to especially enhance the resources of the territory (stretching from the Cabras Pond to the Sinis Peninsula and Montiferru), through research and integrated design”. A symbolic auction also and especially for the environment and its natural resources. 

Trasformazioni possibili - stage-set within “Spaziale.Everyone Belong to Everyone else.” - Padiglione Italia of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2023 - Ph. Delfino SIsto Legnani

The installation was later rebuilt on a 1:1 scale and exhibited at the Italian Pavilion during the last Venice Biennale. Now, with the launch of the fundraising platform, it is possible to purchase the original salt crust cones until December 17. The proceeds will be entirely dedicated to the environmental and landscape rehabilitation campaign in Montiferru. 

Support the environmental requalification campaign in Sennariolo by purchasing salt cones from the website >> 

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