It is definitely the best thing that anyone can do. A real Spaghettator knows his way through the chaos of this world and surfs his plate of spaghetti in the same way as he does life. He is a hero because he can save the world. Becoming a Spaghettator is a movement that promises change.
To begin with spaghetti bends dreamily here and there, curving itself to then end up in a pot of boiling water. The Spaghettator. Every day his mother prepares spaghetti and is very proud of him, smiles and confirms her true emotions. The Spaghettator rolls the spaghetti around his fork, eats it, plays guitar and abandons himself to his dreams: spaghetti is everywhere, between men and women, the tram that runs on tramlines made of spaghetti, traffic on highways, the astronaut in space, underwater…
The Spaghettator wakes up, goes shopping with his mother and walks around the void of the desolate city. Finally, the pasta is ready. The Spaghettator plunges into the spaghetti, which breathes. It’s a monster. The Spaghettator is tiny and gets bigger together with the spaghetti. He becomes president and talks to the people. Finally, the big movement! However, all this is done only with his mother – and never without spaghetti! In the end, everyone will be a Spaghettator.
The film is a solemn hymn to a plate of spaghetti and, at the same time, an abstract propaganda film.
We offer the opportunity to be part of a movement. The direction remains undefined, the flavour not. The guests form an initial local organisation, which represents the basis of the movement, and that then extends to other locations depending on their choices and interests. Founding a movement with Spaghettator can be exciting, because the outcome is uncertain but there is a desire to get something going. Exhibiting the Spaghettator within the space of a gallery is a liberation from the observance of traditions and religious references. It is a movement with flavour.
Eating a plate of spaghetti, very laid back in the world. A carefully selected mother will prepare al dente spaghetti with a sauce. A singular action made together with an open society. To be part of the movement, please contact Heinz Mader: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo found Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 a new scientific committee is established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
from 2014 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2014 start of the Lungomare residency programme
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.