Foto: Giovanni e Alessandro Di Giugno, courtesy Connecting Cultures ed Eva Frapiccini

Il Pensiero che non diventa Azione avvelena l'Anima (Words without Action Poison the Soul) is an archive of documents testifying to the daily commitment of those who dedicated their lives to fighting the Mafia, photographed by the artist. The material consists of notes, agendas, photographs, fragments of investigations from the pre-digital era found in public and private archives, including historic archives and study centres dedicated to the Mafia. Other sources include victims’ families, schools and libraries in Palermo and Italy. The evidence dates from the 1970s to the 1990s. These simple, often intimate objects have a strong historic, political and moral weight.
Eva Frapiccini’s project is entirely dedicated to public participation and involvement, as much during the phase of research (the involvement of local organisations was essential) as during its use; the final result is a photographic installation conceived as a mobile archive that can be consulted by the public. It is presented in a wrought iron structure containing photographs of this otherwise inaccessible material.

 

Il pensiero che non diventa azione avvelena l'anima

EVA FRAPICCINI

48 digital print photographs
variable dimensions, frames 50 x 70 cm

Wrought iron structure
110 x 165 x 182 cm

 

PROMOTER

Associazione culturale Connecting Cultures, Milan
Associazione culturale Isole, Palermo

Partner

Italian Cultural Institute of Brussels
Musinf - Museo comunale d'arte moderna, dell'informazione e della fotografia, Senigallia (AN)

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION

Il Pensiero che non diventa Azione avvelena l’Anima was presented during Palermo European Capital of Culture 2018 at the Archivio Storico Comunale di Palermo (Palermo, 16 June – 30 August 2018)
Il Pensiero che non diventa Azione avvelena l’Anima, Italian Cultural Institute di Brussels (Brussels, 8-22 November 2018)

DEFINITIVE LOCATION OF THE ARTWORK

Musinf - Museo comunale d'arte moderna, dell'informazione e della fotografia, Senigallia (AN)

Edition

I edition 2017

Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity
and Urban Regeneration

Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity
and Urban Regeneration