New Palermo Felicissima, 2018

Jordi Colomer, New Palermo Felicissima (2018), performance, video installation
In collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Accademia di Belle Arti, Eco Museo del Mare, Roberto Alajmo

Section: City on Stage

For this project Jordi Colomer has created a lay procession on boats in the sea, setting out from the Caletta Sant’Erasmo and heading along the South Coast. On board are exponents of the various communities of the city of Palermo.
A video exhibited at the Istituto Padre Messina shows the route, whose various stages are described in texts specially written by the Palermo-born writer Roberto Alajmo. In urban terms, Caletta Sant’Erasmo is composed of a series of old buildings and historic architectures in a state of partial abandonment, new buildings in the outskirts, a small beach, and a quay for small ships. A combination of heterogeneous elements which allows us to define the area as a place that is suspended, but at the same time capable of serving as a territorial intermediary.