Third Edition BAWI ITALIA, September 2015
IN EQUILIBRIO SUL PAGURO
MASSA LUBRENSE, SORRENTO
Curated by Salvatore Donnarumma
Videointervista di Lucio Esposito
“IN THE BALANCE PAGURO”
The third year of Stone Balancing, an incredibly rich program in the art of zen balancing of rocks will return to include the Sorrento Peninsula, attributed to its founder and artistic director, Salvatore Donnarumma, in collaboration with the restaurant il Paguro of Massa Lubrense, and the CMEA, and the patronage of the Municipalities of Massa Lubrense and Sorrento, the Marine Park’s of Punta Campanella, and Archeoclub of Massa Lubrense.
The initiative, to be held September 18 to 20 in the towns of Sorrento and Massa Lubrense, is enriched this year with the participation of international artists such as John Felice Ceprano, Miha Brinovec, Michael Grab, Evelyne Sanchez, Carlos Neves, Eleonore Woolley confirm the high quality level of performance that the event Sorrento- Massa has achieved in just three years.
The intent of this third year is not limited to the exhibition of the artists on the Chiaia Marina Lobra. but aims to disseminate and educate the younger generation the creative philosophy the meditative art of rock balancing contains. And to this end, the Southern Center for Environmental Education of Sorrento (CMEA), organized the morning of Friday, September 18 from 9.00 to 13.00 meetings laboratories of balanced stones with the expert balancers and students of primary and secondary schools Institutes including “Gemelli” of Sant’Agnello, “Sorrento” and “Tasso” of Sorrento, and “Pulcarelli” of Massa Lubrense that have been achieved in just three years.
This event is a party open to all and is an opportunity to raise awareness towards new aspects of nature in which the physical balance is closely related to the psycho-physical individual. Balancing rocks requires attention, control, concentration and brings us closer with more ‘awareness and respect of nature, “says Salvatore Donnarumma, which also emphasizes the ecological value of the stone sculptures.
It starts Friday, September 18 with the morning dedicated to schools and concludes in evening at 19.00 in the beautiful setting of the cloister of San Francesco in Sorrento, where a presentation organized by CMEA entitled “The era of the Stones – How and when the balance meets the land. There you will be Introduced to Prof. Mariella Nica and be attended by geologists – prof. Roberto Pellino – prof. Angelo Stabile. There will also be a demonstration of stone-balancing and music by the rapper Mauro Marsu.
Saturday, September 19, on the Chiaia, Marina Lobra artists-balancers will start their performance, which will involve the students of the participating schools. A photo contest will be launched and in the afternoon there will be the opening of the photographic exhibition on the watchtowers “Baluardi Coastal balance” and the intervention of historical and cultural Archeoclub Massa Lubrense entitled “From stone to marble: Marina Archaeological Lobra “, a cultural meeting organized by Stefano Ruocco on archaeological evidence of Marina Lobra. The day will end with a party at the restaurant Il Paguro.
Sunday, September 20, art activities will continue until sunset and will end with the award ceremony and a photo exhibition of greetings for guests. During the three days of stone-balancing, it will be nice to walk on the Chiaia di Massa Lubrense, among the stone sculptures, so precarious as fascinating, so illogical in their balance while solid in the thought of those who imagine and create, with artists Gabriele Meneguzzi, Carlo Pietrarossi, Betti Failla, Renato Brancaleoni, Loriana Tittarelli, Andrea Mei, Nicola Sette, Maurizio Signorini, Mauro Petriccione, Enza Russo, Mariagrazia Manfredi, Gianna De Bortoli, Massimo Gravili,
and Salvatore Donnarumma.
It will be great to take photos with their “monuments to the provisional nature”; their balanced stones that the first wind or smaller wave will take away in an instant.
COME AND BALANCE YOUR HEART!
Friday, September 18, 2015
09: 00-13: 00 – Laboratory of stone-balancing with students of primary and middle schools of the towns of Sant’Agnello, Sorrento and Massa Lubrense.
19:00 – Meeting organized by CMEA in the splendid cloister of San Francesco in Sorrento:
Theme: “The era of the Stones” – How and when the balance meets the land.
Introduce Professor Mariella Nica
Interventions of Geologists – Professor Roberto Pellino – prof. Angelo Stable.
Demonstration of stone balancing.
Musical space by the rapper Mauro Marsu.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 Participants arrival and early artistic activities – opening photo contest;
11:00 workshop with school students and all those who want to learn the art of balanced stones;
12:30 lunch break;
19:00 opening of photo exhibition on the towers and historical-cultural intervention Archeoclub of Massa Lubrense as “From stone to marble: Marina Lobra Archaeological”;
20:00 evening at the Restaurant il Paguro – Marina Lobra.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
10:00 continuation artistic activities until sunset;
12:30 lunch break;
18:00 awards photo contest;
20:00 closing event.
Photo Gallery in three parts
Part one: The Festival, Artists, & Sculptures
Part two: The Cloister of San Francesco, Paguro & Friends of Balance
Part three: School Children Stone Balance
PHOTO GALLERY ONE:
John Felice Ceprano & Salvatore DonnarummaGabriele Meneguzzi, Renato Brancaleoni, Carlo Pietrarossi, Georgio & Lorriana TittarelliMichael GrabLuciana Sartori, Nicola Sette, Giana de Bertoli, Lorriana Tittarelli
Giana de BertoliAndrea MeiCarlos Neves & Renato Brancaleoni
Michael GrabLuigi ChiesaMassimo Gravelli
Ele WoolleyGabriele Meneguzzi & Renato Brancaleoni
Michael GrabMassimo GravelliJohn Felice CepranoLorriana Tittarelli
Carlo Pietrarossi Michael GrabJohn Felice CepranoBetti FaillaCarlos Neves
Miha BrinovecMaurizio SignoriniAndrea Mei Gabriele MeneguzziMiha Brinovec Michael GrabEnza RussoEnza RussoMauro PertriccioneMiha BrinovecSalvatore Donnarumma & Mariagrazia ManfrediMiha BrinovecCarlo Pietrarossi Gabriele MeneguzziCarlo PietrarossiNicola SetteNicola Sette & Andrea Mei Carlos Neves & Miha Brinovec Luigi ChiesaGianna de BertoliGiovanni Castaldo
PHOTO GALLERY TWO: CLOISTER OF SAN FRANCESCO, MARINA LOBRA, PAGURO, & FRIENDS
PART THREE: SCHOOL CHILDREN STONE BALANCE