FROM FOOT TO HEAD ” Galleria Arte passante” Stazione di Porta Venezia Milano. Reportage by NoTV

works by:   Karvishi Anil Agarwal, Tugce Asik, Francesca Azzoni, Sherry Hemant Batra, Chiara Bernini, Emilio José Bonadio, Arianna Bonifazi, Francesca Bucciarelli, Elena Cedrone, Gaoming Chen, Annunziata Cirillo, Shreya Chhabra, Melisa Cilli, Zeenia Percy Dalal, Chiara Del Giudice, Hafiz Nouman Ali Fareed, Bao Fengxue, Cinzia Galia, Narjes Ghorbani, Mitsy Diana Giorgana Romero, Jessica Gridella, Muxin Han, Can Hei, Guo Huimei, Payal Kale, Niyati Khetwal, Hengrui Na, Ananthabartti Ramaswamy, Liuhui Ren, Al Khansa Shalilhah, Annabeth Van Rooijen, He Yan, Shun Qiyan, Liu Ren, Shuying Yang, Yan Yuan, Matilde Zani, Yujing Zhang.

curated by Cinzia Ruggeri

FROM FOOT TO HEAD ” Galleria Arte passante” Stazione di Porta Venezia Milano. Reportage by NoTV

Chiara Bernini

The sea:  I drew inspiration from the colors and the shapes of its inhabitants.
From this imaginary an alter-ego of a seaman figure was born.

Every detail of the project has a strong appeal to the natural world: the corals of the shoes, the play of light on the dress and the drapes of the fabric.

We can imagine this alter ego walking on a beach leaving footprints on its path, discovering beautiful places (such as beaches where jellyfish lay shining in the light of the night which create a magical atmosphere). This figure eventually gets undressed to dive into the water abandoning the dress in waves.

The garment  was thrown in sulfurous water at Bullicame, a thermal spring mentioned by Dante in the Inferno, where he describes the water surfacing  in a spiral movement, coming  directly from  the depths of the earth.
I have also referred to the theme of the spiral on the shoes that resemble a shell cut in half.

(a project for Cinzia Ruggeri and Luca Belotti)

Chiara Bernini