Illustration inspired by the movie Call Me By Your Name by Luca Guadagnino
30 Febbraio (30th February) is an appointment you cannot miss; a gap in your calendar; a day when no plane takes off; when no one is born an no one dies. 30 Febbraio is a "no-place-in-time" softened by two actual words. It is a day for which you have been told to never wait, based solely on the ideology that it will never happen.
30 Febbraio is the story of a promise made to the community of Chiaramonte Gulfi, a small village in Sicily, a hotel with a glorious past which has now fallen into ruin, and of a group of people awaiting the reestablishment of the building with a mixture of both irony and disenchantment. The old hotel La Pineta, an environmental monstrosity dominating Chiaramonte Gulfi from the nearby hillside, is the real protagonist and driving force behind the situation. The hotel is the subject of an unlikely promise made by the current administration, who announced the inauguration in spite of the financial limitations for a community as small as the one in Chiaramonte. As a result of this false promise, the hotel is also the inspiration for the "30 Febbraio" project, whose aim is to keep track of the time between the announcement and the inauguration, during which nothing actually changes.
We have decided to celebrate the build-up towards the 30th February, inauguration day of the hotel, by asking people to produce pictures of numbers, in any format, style and medium, in an effort to mark the time from the announcement of the promise to its actual fulfillment.
Each of the numbers, created by different people, will be part of a photo gallery visible on the Instagram and facebook profiles @trentafebbraio. We kindly ask for your help and invite you to endorse this project by choosing a day and creating a number for us.
DEL TUTTO UMANI
Illustration for Del Tutto Umani (Fully Human), a short story by author Lucia Moschella.
The story is about how very different human (and sometimes animal) behaviors coexist in each one of us: disrespect and aggressiveness to mention a few, but also love and acceptance.