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[en]counters 2017 – Daily Ration opens with Gabriella Ciancimino



[en]counters 2017 – Daily Ration opens with Gabriella Ciancimino

Leda Windmill, the Numerologist of Alacati by Gabriella Ciancimino

26-28 October, 4.30-7.30pm

Juhu Beach (opp. Sea Princess Hotel)

Leda Windmill, the Numerologist of Alacati, plays on the image of the soothsayer by taking the form of a street cafe and inviting people to engage in card games. The participants will receive a psychological profiling using the cards that carry numbers and iconographic illustrations of medicinal plants. As each game begins, participants are offered a freedom cure - the Liberty Soft Drink - a herbal remedy prepared with natural medicinal excerpts.

Ciancimino's piece is part of her ongoing research analysing relations between plants & humans, creating situations where the two confront each other. Becoming ‘places’ of reflection, her research seeks to safeguard the value of historical memory and collective action. She studies what emerges from relational exchanges seen through the invented Leda Windmill, the Numerologist of Alacati, whose origins are imagined, unknown and whose story will only be revealed from the social networks activated on the beach.

This project has been inspired by Leda Rafanelli, Italian anarchist & writer and references her autobiographical book Memory of a fortune-teller on her practices to survive fascist repression.

Gabriella Ciancimino (b.1978, lives and works in Palermo, Italy) uses site-specificity and collaborative processes incorporating diverse media as drawing, video, installation and sculpture. Her work can be found in public collections of RISO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia (Palermo), Museo del Novecento (Milan), Museo Villa Croce (Genova) and Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Marseille FR).

For more details, please contact Leandre D’Souza at or +91 9870292736.

[en]counters 2017 - Daily Ration is presented by ArtOxygen (ArtO2) and UBI Banca Banca in partnership with The Blank Contemporary & the support of the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre.


Date: Da Thursday, October 26, 2017 a Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: From 4:30 pm To 7:30 pm

Organized by : ArtOxygen e UBI Banca

In collaboration with : The Blank Contemporary and Italian Embassy Cultural Centre Mumbai Section

Entrance : Free