Priscilla Pallante will sign her book during the UNSEEN fair in September
"Every child in my family grew up listening to the story of the Ciucciuí, a mysterious creature that the adults used to scare the children to put them to sleep. the stories, 'cause there are different versions of them, dealt with t h e Ciucciuí kidnapping the childrens who weren't in bed at night, taking them to his huge and scary nest, from which they couldn't escape."
"All of us were absolutely sure we heard his voice, at least once, but none of us could be ever be able of recall how it sounded, none of us had ever seen the creature, it had been living for years in the childrens memories in multiple forms, changing its appearance every time thro ugh the eyes o f one of us.
Is it possibile to have memories of something you can't surely say it exists?" P.P
This work was born out of the need to reconstruct a fragmented memory, in order to create a new one (...) to fill a visual and acoustic gap through the use of scientific research instruments and new technologies.
Ciucciuí is a multi-sensorial investigation that doesn’t aim at a specific instance - apart from the awareness that it’s not important to find what you’re looking for - rather the action of looking itself