Artist Francisco Bosoletti recently visited the neighbourhood of Rione Sanità in Naples, Italy for a unique project called ‘Ultraviolet’.
‘La Tenda’ is an invisible place which welcomes, feeds and provides asylum to more than one hundred homeless people. There are so many of them that a man wakes up at 4.30 every day to prepare their breakfast.
A while ago they were almost all immigrants. Nowadays, most of them are people from the neighbourhood who all of a sudden lost everything they had. Some afternoons they are so many that they need to queue in order to get in. It’s a short hope, which only lasts for a night. But in some of them you will see hope, where time seems to be suspended.
“Speranza Nascosta” is the work of Francisco Bosoletti on La Tenda’s wall, as part of the “Ultravioletto” project. It requires a filter to be decrypted, an active perception which proves the will -on those who observe it- of going beyond what eyes briefly see and take part in the shaping of the represented image. We are confident that, those who could look beyond, will also show others the path to get to the old and deep eyes of the woman in the wall.
Text by Giuseppina Ottieri.
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