“Fontana Di Panno Morti” (death cloth fountain)
200 x 400 cm
Fountain installation, oil crayon on cotton, irrigation system, plastic flowers, knifes
Part of “KAYANAPOLI”—a performative procession night in 2017 initiated by KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers) who invited a group of artists and local students to join their project. The procession was followed by the museum‘s audience and citicens of Naples. Starting point was Mueso Madre and ending at Fondazione Casa Morra uphill of the city.
Max Pilger contributed performative acts, objects as well as an installation in collaboration with Pablo Schlumberger. Right at the beginning of the tour Pilger and Schlumberger handed out 20 to 30 sealed water bags filled up with spring water. Those were to be carried during the long walk by spectators and participants of the procession.
In advance an empty fountain system was installed at the final destination—the entrance gate of Fondazione Morra. The “death cloth fountain” installation was an assembly made of a painted shroud (450 x 300 cm) laying above a drain channel on sloping ground. Everything was set into a closed circle including a hidden water pump. In order to activate the fountain each of the water bags were stabbed open with knives by the artists when person after person entered the gate of Casa Morra. As the fountain slowly filled up, the water started flowing and created a wet ground floating layer of water on top of the translucent shourd.