Section: City on Stage
Da quassù è tutta un’altra cosa (2018) is inspired by Pizzo Sella, a place on the northern coast of Palermo with amazing views on the cliffs, sea, and city, offering new points of view on the relationship between man and landscape.
Forty years ago, a housing development project colonised Pizzo Sella, an hill in the north of Palermo. After hastily facilitated approvals of building permits, concrete pours, sales, aborted construction and endless lawsuits, the colonised hill of Pizzo Sella has now become a poster child of real estate corruption, and a frustrating blind spot in the Palermitan landscape. Yet hidden behind the housing complex traces of bygone paths lead to the ridge and the top of the hill, reconnecting the nature reserve. Close to the top, a remote concrete structure of the housing development becomes an observatory for a breathtaking panorama.
Book A trip to the top. Da lassù è tutta un’altra cosa – Special Tour with a Manifesta 12 Gardener
Where: Pizzo Sella
When: every Friday there is a Tour with a Manifesta 12 Gardener to Pizzo Sella from 18.00 to 20.00.
How: Manifesta 12 arranges the taxi to get to Pizzo Sella and back.
Language: Italian (upon request a brief summery in English is possible).
Cost: The transfer cost for each Tour attendee is between € 12 – € 20 (depending on the total number of attendees), and needs to be paid directly to the taxi driver. Kindly note that if you aggregate 5 Tour attendees the cost will be € 13 each; if you aggregate 7 Tour attendees the cost will be € 12 each. Furthermore, a Manifesta 12 Ticket is needed.
The Tour has limited capacity; therefore, it must be booked within Thursday at midnight clicking here or calling +39 335 87 99 834 (first come, first served).