Friday, 27 May 2011

24.05.2011








Exorcism
Performance documentation
Fiume Albegna (Albegna River)
24.05.2011

12.01_ 12.13h


photographs courtesy Martin Siegrist





…"Lungo il fiume Liri, in questo giorno (la notte di S. Giovanni), le donne di Sora battono l’acqua con scope e scongiuri per allontanare le streghe."…


 “Along the Liri river, on this day (St. John’s eve), the women of Sora hit the water with brooms and  exorisms to drive away the witches.”…
(my own translation)



Source: Lo specchio e l’olio, le superstizioni degli Italiani, by Alfonso M. Di Nola, 1993, Gius. Laterza & Figli, Bari, Italy
pp 76

Monday, 23 May 2011

23.05.2011



Tail
Photographic documentation
Terme di Saturnia
23.05.2011
06.25h


photographs curtesy Martin Siegrist




…"Sempre in Sicilia, per neutralizzare una fattura, una donna che opera, la famiglia affatturata ed altre persone si rinchiudono nella casa, e la maga accende due candele della Candelora e sparge  di acqua e sale il pavimento e le pareti, le donne si denudano le mammelle, si sciolgono i capelli, battono tre volte le ginocchia e recitano uno scongiuro."…


…"Also in Sicily, to neutralise a spell, a woman who operates, the bewitched family and other people close themselves up in the house, the sorceress lights two candles from Candlemas, and spreads salt and water on the floors and walls, the women bear their breasts, losen their hair, bet their knees three times, and recite a counter-spell."…
(my own translation)


Source: Lo specchio e l’olio, le superstizioni degli Italiani, by Alfonso M. Di Nola, 1993, Gius. Laterza & Figli, Bari, Italy
Pp.100-101

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

11.05.2011







Shadow II(morning)
photographic documentation
Murci, Italy
11.05.2011
11.32h




..."Thus in the beginning stage we can say that the shadow is all that is within you which you do not know about."...


Source: Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales, Marie-Lousie von Franz, Shambhala, Boston & London, 1995
pp4

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

10.05.2011






Shadow (morning)
photographic documentation
Murci, Italy
10.05.2011
11.27h




..."Thus in the beginning stage we can say that the shadow is all that is within you which you do not know about."...


Source: Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales, Marie-Lousie von Franz, Shambhala, Boston & London, 1995
pp4