“The Wall” is an outdoor installation, part of “Progetto Utopia” (Utopia Project), curated by Piero Cavellini and realized in the park of the Cominelli Foundation in Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, near Salò and Brescia. Barbara Fässler, in her installation of 32 signs with sentences from different philosophers and writers, has reacted to the physical proximity of the town Salò, site of the Republic of Salò, Mussolini’s “Italian Social Republic”.
Pier Paolo Pasolini has situated his film “Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom”, inspired on Marquis de Sade’s writing, just during those years, 1943-45.
In her installation, Fässler has chosen 32 quotes about the fundamental philosophical concepts of “good” and “bad”. The colors of the signs are inspired by those of Pasolini’s film, a range of fashionable colors from the forties, like nuances of gray, dirty green, brown tones and beige.