THE YOUNG AND THE CONSTITUTION
Finding oneself at a school desk to reconsider the Constitution with younger members of society
Inside the exhibition, designed and curated with the Piedmont History of the Resistance and Contemporary Society Institute, a unique element is repeated along the walls: the old school chairs, an object that everyone is very familiar with. In two areas the real object is replaced by a large virtual reproduction that appears in a large scale video-projection. When the audience sits on the real chairs in front of the video-projection, the projection comes to life and the real characters of this narrative appear: the students of a number of secondary and higher education schools in Turin.
In the videos the students voice their own considerations and review the issues discussed in the classroom. A few gestures and short sentences, backed by animated graphics add further context to their work.
Sixty nine drawings made by three 5th grade classes are also on display as a metaphorical representation of the Constitution.