October 2013, Nowhere
During summer 2013 Opiemme started “A journey through painting and poetry“. A project inspired by the first steps in his artistic quest: bringing poetry closer to people. With a series of public poetic paintings, concieved in a site specific way, with attention to local poets, Opiemme created a poetic route (of street poetry) that simbolically crosses Italy from North to South.
11 stages: Torino, Bologna, Rieti, Pizzo Calabro, Faggiano (Taranto), Ariano Irpino, Menfi, Genova, Tirano (Sondrio), Roma, Gaeta/Terracina.
18 murals: from 30 to 180 square meters, a 7 km “River of words” painted on the pavements of Turin, 3 bus stop, and a site-specific for a performance.
Poems and texts by: E. A Poe, Giovanni Pascoli, S. Francesco D’Assisi, Louise Armstrong, Franco Arminio, Giacomo Leopardi, System of a Down, local poets from Menfi (Sicily), Riccardo Bacchelli, and others.
More than 5000 Km by train and bus
This project was covered ZIGULINE webzine, and supported by:
Elastico Studio and Antonio Storelli (Bologna), 3)5 Artecontemporanea (Rieti), Bi-BOx Art Space (Biella), Studio D’Ars (Milano).
The Huffington Post (Usa)
Brooklyn Street Art (Usa)
Street Art + Design (Uk)
Strange Line (Greece-Usa)
SAM Museum (It) (Eng)
Inside Art (It)
ZIGULINE (all stages) (It)