Beatrice has worked together with Margarita
Vazquez Ponte and Matteo Ferrari under the banner of F.lli Fortuna. Their
practice developed through brief actions in public space and is now concentrated
on an abandoned commercial area on the outskirts of Biella: the Aiazzone
complex. The visitors will be driven to the site and once there taken
on a guided tour based on sounds, that highlight the past and present
of the building. The group wants to lay emphasis on the pseudo historical
and poetic experience rather than the physical exploration of the site.
The Aiazzone intervention and previous ones, focus on investigating samples
of the economic boom in the 1980's and how these buildings now stand as
simulacra of a "golden age".
At the end of September Beatrice performed the first of several actions
of a larger project, that took place in London, in Trafalgar Square. Joining
the crowd of human “advertising signs” pointing out the nearest
hamburger bars, Beatrice carried a sign that said: “1997 footsteps
from here the queen awaits your presence!” (with the times for the
changing of the royal guards). There's something highly contradictory,
she says, in doing voluntary pubblicity for one of the richest people
in Britain. The action focuses on the indifference most immigrants are
met with when they arrive in the so-called “civilized world”.