A project done in the context of Festa dei Vicini
di Casa and Letterature di Svolta (www.letteraturedisvolta.it).
In September, seven Unidee residents proposed to provide In primo
luogo with chairs while involving local residents in the project,
asking them their personale chairs for the Love Difference Table in
the place. Thereby converting the location from a reserved gallery
space to a friendly place where the community could sit and comfortably
engage with the preexisting Letterature di Svolta project
in the space.
In addition to being a quick and simple way to supply the space with
the necessary pieces of furniture, this project was a way of involving
the neighbors, the people from the surrounding area, with the space
and generating interest toward Letterature di Svolta.
The artists asked people who work and live near In primo luogo
to lend their chairs from the day of Torino’s Festa dei
Vicini. In exchange, the artist modified the chairs by reupholstering
and rewaving seats as well as stenciling in and penning out quotations
onto different parts of each chair. The aim of their work with the
residents’ chairs was minimal intervention rather than the creation
of works of art, and the result was twenty unique, which will be returned
to their corresponding owners in May 2007.