“The Faunal Countdown” (the countdown of the faunal resources), first exhibitions of intrusive urban art, consists of a series of installation inside the city that has the aim of alerting normal people over the theme of endangered animals species.
From the 25th of September all over the city of Ferrara, transformed in a big “Noah’s Ark” up-to-date, is literary invaded by endangered full size animals, that seams real even though they are located in surrealistic context.
The Estense Castel courtyard is the background of a spectacular four-meter long elephant, a rhinoceros over some luggage in the moat, on the water, like a castaway.
Whales, crocodiles, gorillas, hippopotamus (and even a Siberian tiger) is “hunt out” in the courtyard inside the building of the city centre, the facades and the museum gardens, the most unknown squares, the Cathedrals back churchyard.
The exact collocation of each piece of art is disclose only when they are placed in their location to make the audience feeling surprised by the meeting with biodiversity.
These are the spectacular installations of Stefano Bombardieri, sculptor present at the 52° Biennale di Venezia, with a reflection on the theme of the endangered species.
The idea comes from the young curator Maria Livia Brunelli (www.marialiviabrunelli.com) , and the festival, born in cooperation with the Museum of Natural History of the city, is supported by the Municipality and Province of Ferrara, the Region Emilia Romagna and the cultural heritage of the Ministry of the Culture.