Trivignano Dreams investigates the most stereotyped aspects of the appearance.
Codifying the image of a landscape means assigning a mental space to it, but the east cannot exist if there is no center.
Offer the absence of what is clearly recognizable means to contemplate its presence: this consideration became the basis for this project.
Trivignano is a small country village very close to Slovenia. With the fall of the border between Italy and Slovenia, all this region, from being the extreme marginal land, suddenly become, in everyone’s perception, the main door towards the Balkans.
PERSISTERS realized a series of site-specific performances inside Trivignano, to trace the paths of the perfect holiday, following the map of mind landscapes of the western world. In this manner a combination of beach and mountain resort town was born, complete with an international airport, attractions such as theatres, a trendy and eventful night life, a luxury lodge safari, and also places dedicated to well-being such as the Spa. With all these images they create tourist promotional materials and a website
www.trivignanodreams.com of the place that doesn’t exist. All the inquiries and the applications received become part of the project.
Trivignano Dreams works on the perception between the tourism and the territory, the journey and the displacement, the west and the east, the centre and the boundary.
Trivignano Dreams was presented the first time inside the project N.est at MADRE Museum of Naples (2008), subsequently at SpilimbergoFotografia08, by CRAF Center of Research and Archiviation of Photography; at the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Krossing and at BIT 2010, International Tourism Exchange, Milan.
PERSISTERS is an artistic duo composed by the sisters Isabella and Tiziana Pers that unveils the mechanisms of recognition of the images already gained and consigned to the collective memory. It upsets clichè, status symbols and platitudes using their same language and suspending in a far-out space the relative preconceptions.