Leone Contini – Wheat “lavureddi”, Harlem 3-11-’07


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2 responses to “Leone Contini – Wheat “lavureddi”, Harlem 3-11-’07

  • Leone Contini

    “Signuruzzu, chiuviti chiuviti chi li lavureddi su morti di siti, e mannatini una bona senza lampi e senza tona”

  • Leone Contini

    I want to make clear that utilising blood in my studies is not referred to an horror/pop dimension.
    On the contrary I’m interested in the metonymical relation betwen the vegetal substance and the human flesh, wich is part of an archetype of the human civilisations (at least of those civilizations based on grain growing), from the point of view of identity as well as religion. In my opinion this consubstantiality survives in the contemporary mith of the organic food, and more generally in the obsession about food, wich is really part of the contemporary daily life, especially in the rich, western countries, exactly as the rituals were part of the ancient and pre-modern daily life. In my opinion at the core of this incredibly strong and resistant ideology there is the hope of an eternal youth and, more generally, the hope to be able to defeat death.

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