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The Water Festival returns to the Aeolian Islands!

The Water Festival returns to the Aeolian Islands from September 8th to September 10th, 2023.

Aeolian Islands, September 4 2023 – The three Municipalities of the Aeolian Islands, Santa Marina di Salina, Malfa and Leni will host AQUA 2023, the second edition of the Water Festival, which after a 13-year journey through China, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Spain and Rome, has now found a home in Salina. The purpose of the Festival is to promote the reality of the Aeolian Islands and create a dialogue for a transformation and an indispensable enhancement of our relationship with the different from ourselves, and with water, as a necessary but limited resource.

The inauguration of the festival in Malfa will be accompanied by the photographic exhibition which will see the shots of Anna Laura Ianni, Giuseppe Conoci, Izumi Chiaraluce, Luca Rinaldini, Marcella Simonelli, Massimo Stragapede, Michele Turbanti, Roberto della Noce, Susetta Bozzi, Vassili Chatziiannis, Massimo Piersanti. In Santa Marina di Salina and Malfa the Drawing Cloud will be installed, drawings by children collected during the TW trip since 2012 and the works of the island’s children made with the Archivio della Memoria will be screened.

Afterwards, courtesy of the director Giovanna Taviani, the DocuFilm “Cuntami” (Tell me) will be screened where art and anthropology mix and dialogue through the voice, the passion of men, of the land of Sicily. A profound narration where the ego gets lost in the us, in the landscapes and sounds, in the beauty of the cunto.

This year in Punta Megna in the Municipality of Leni the show “A cruda voz” (A raw voice) by Lavinia Mancusi conceived by the artist as a single discourse, where music builds images and stories, now poignant and proud, now furious and crazy, in love and free . A repertoire of popular traditional songs from the Mediterranean that show the human being in his deepest feelings.

The final day of the festival will see, the lessons with listening “The re-emerged sound”, by Luca di Bucchianico expert in musicology, who will accompany us on the journey of the sounds of the Mediterranean, where the elements of union between peoples and people are realized, where the sea he is the ferryman of knowledge and life stories. Arturo Vittori, architect and artist, will be present on this day and will present his project “Warka Water” developed with Kickstarter, the tree that quenches thirst. His eco-sustainable project in which fertility and generosity, beauty and professionalism are combined is the answer to the need for water where there is no water. Michele Merenda will intervene with Ummaruggiu exploring the territories of the island in the stories of ‘Aeolian water’.

The Memory Archive will carry out interviews on the island with the population of Salina during the three days of the festival. The works will be included on the web and visible in the Mapping section of the storytelling and projected on the island in the next edition.

The Mediterranean Project will deliver the Mediterranean flag to the three Municipalities, conceived by the writer Simone Perotti, which we at TW support as a symbol of union, transformation, but above all of affectivity in our relationship with the sea and the cultural diversity that represents us.

This year in Punta Megna in the Municipality of Leni the show “A cruda voz” by Lavinia Mancusi conceived by the artist as a single discourse, where music builds images and stories, now poignant and proud, now furious and crazy, in love and free . A repertoire of popular traditional songs from the Mediterranean that show the human being in his deepest feelings.

The final day of the festival will see, the lessons with listening “The re-emerged sound”, by Luca di Bucchianico expert in musicology, who will accompany us on the journey of the sounds of the Mediterranean, where the elements of union between peoples and people are realized, where the sea he is the ferryman of knowledge and life stories. Arturo Vittori, architect and artist, will be present on this day and will present his project “Warka Water” developed with Kickstarter, the tree that quenches thirst. His eco-sustainable project in which fertility and generosity, beauty and professionalism are combined is the answer to the need for water where there is no water. Michele Merenda will intervene with Ummaruggiu exploring the territories of the island in the stories of ‘Aeolian water’.

The Memory Archive will carry out interviews on the island with the population of Salina during the three days of the festival. The works will be included on the web and visible in the Mapping section of the storytelling and projected on the island in the next edition.

The Mediterranean Project will deliver the Mediterranean flag to the three Municipalities, conceived by the writer Simone Perotti, which we at TW support as a symbol of union, transformation, but above all of affectivity in our relationship with the sea and the cultural diversity that represents us.

Festival per l'Acqua 2023 Isole Eolie
Salina

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Can beauty save the world?
Yes.
(F.Dostoevsky)

AQUA festival for water 2023

The relationship with the waters speaks of us

Water reveals a symbiotic way of relating between human beings and nature, a dialectic in evolution and transformation.

Water is the smallest molecule that we find in Nature without which we are not and from here begins its history and our relationship with it.

Together with the waters, nature changes, where plowed fields take the place of wild forests, canals distribute water to those who produce and consume, mediating the relationship between man and water.

The passage changes, the quality and availability of water change and societies reorganize themselves to respond to new needs, dangers and possibilities.

In the multiple forms in which societies and individuals administer and relate to water, there are different manifestations and dimensions in human relationships.

Civilizations have developed along the coasts of seas and rivers and have grown with agriculture and commerce; as men and women grow around and through these waters, they adapt the landscape to new needs.

Water tells infinite possibilities and diversity.

Water tells stories of peoples, cultures, spirituality and solidarity, but also prejudices, power, rights granted and denied.

Everywhere in the world water is daily life: the one that cures, that one drinks, the one in which one immerses oneself for hygiene and for pleasure, the one that creates and destroys, water that gives food and floods, devastates, above all if threatened.

Through Waters, founded by the anthropologist Christina Sassayannis was born in 2012, from the desire to promote water, its multiple forms and uses, its history and its essence, involving artists and experts with profiles matured in the study of water and the relationship with the human being, through a multimedia platform, ad hoc artistic events, and involving young people in the journey that this element offers us every day.

Water and its meanings and TW collects every meaning that water has for us. Enhance and transform our thoughts where water creates beauty and dialogue.

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