Piattera del malocchio

13 gennaio 2018

A southern popular tradition wanted it to be the source of the headache was the evil eye. A ritual was used to chase it away of dishes. Two orthogonal parallelepipeds form the support on one side for jute sacks carefully folded in front of a perforated plate, on the other, hollow, twenty-five overturned plates are placed in order. On each background features the silhouette of an eye, sometimes similar to the profile of a fish. The syncretic reference of this work to evil, food and al Pesce makes this work an apotropaic object at the same time and propitiatory. The words that accompanied the ritual were revealed in a moment detail of the year to a few initiates and the text was preserved jealously in a cloth, represented here by the folded jute cloth e sealed by an iron tape.