Lorenzo Facchinelli works as artist under the name Mali Weil. He was invited to the venue Kanuti Gildi SAAL in the frame of the international contemporary dance and performing arts festival SAAL Biennaal in August 2019. His work “Forest” is a research-based art process on the conceptual space of the forest, expressed through performance and design experiments. Starting from the forest both as biological multispecies network and fragile ecosystem, but also as source of historical and juridical narratives, the project investigates the forests as political threshold and as space where to deconstruct our notion of citizenship.
Besides the festival and city mood, the festival exchange with the local Art residency in the forests of Massiaru has been super interesting. We had the opportunity to share and deepen the philosophical references of the work in a day of open talks and lectures with other practitioners both local and international.