Lapo Ciatti takes inspiration from the word “Rope” for an installation to the tune of “Time Waits for No Man” by Lisa E.Harris. In case of necessity, even the most simple object such as a rope has the potential to become a solid support to throw into the sea and hold onto.
Swimming in the Adriatic Sea at Lido Island, I imagined every palm leaf to be a person that risked or sacrificed their life for a better life in Europe. Every time a leaf would touch me in the ocean, I would pray for them. I knew I had to respond artistically to what is happening in the world.
-Lisa E. Harris
19 Ropes represent the hope of a better life, away from war, persecution and famine. An explosion of red flowers born from an idea by Gherardo Frassa and manufactured by Fiori di Latta symbolize comfort and consolation. Red poppies symbolize love, the only force that can overcome adversity at sea and on land.
Lisa E. Harris
Recognized by the Huffington Post as “One of Fourteen Artists that are Transforming Opera”, Lisa E. Harris is a creator from Houston, Texas. Harris is an American soprano and composer who often creates with media, performances, installations and lists filmmaker, singer/songwriter, educator as part of her identity as well. Harris has performed at the 52nd Venice Biennale, is recipient of the 2015 Valiante Award and contributed vocals to the Grammy-nominated album “All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller.”