Cassata Drone (#CD; #CassataDrone) is an independent exhibition involving Raqs Media Collective, MDR (Maria D Rapicavoli) and Stefano Cagol in a historical building attic, leaning because of a WWII bomb. CD is conceived by g. olmo stuppia and curated by Giovanni Rendina.
The three artists interact with one room each transforming them into three different immersive installations. Cassata Drone problematises Sicilian linguistic and culinary tradition (cassata, from the Arabic quas ’at) in relation to its geopolitical and military culture, from the post-war period to the present (drone). On the one hand, Sicilian Cassata becomes the focus for a visual investigation of decoration, taste and language. Cassata siciliana is a traditional sweet from all areas of Sicily , born in Palermo. Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and candieds (which are also cannoli’s filling). On the other, the word Drone opens a space for transforming the presence of military devices (Frontex, Hawk Drone, Predator Drone, MUOS) into aesthetic forms, making Sicily a natural strategic “aircraft carrier” in the Mediterranean Sea.
15th – 20th June: Private visits
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