Ilaria Turba since September 2018 she has been exploring the north of Marseille and collecting some desires through interviews, workshops and spontaneous encounters. She transforms photos, drawings, objects with the active participation of the residents. Her work has also been inspired by the exploration of the Mucem’s CCR collection, focusing on objects belonging to Mediterranean popular traditions.
Based on this research and the experience of a tumultuous period of introspection, the desire emerged to collectively conceive lucky charms in the streets and giving them out through a lottery, producing in that sense a symbolic action of exchange and transmission.
The desires lottery, echoing an Italian traditional celebration, will take the shape of a grand temporary installation revealing a sky full of stars. ‘Desire’ means to navigate without the stars, where every sign, every voice and every story is connected to each other. Each visitor will be the winner of a lucky charm awarded randomly by lottery.
The lottery will be pre-announced by a series of itinerant performances in the urban space.
The project is part of The desire to look forward, an interdisciplinary artistic research and contemporary archive of desires of the Northern neighbourhoods in Marseille.
A proposal by LE ZEF – scène nationale de Marseille
Artistic collaboration: Ettore Tripodi
With the participation of the Pom Pom girls Les perles de l’oasis
Partner : CCR Centre de Conservation et de Ressources du Mucem