Canapaio Ellittico

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Pubblicato Sabato, 13 Ottobre 2018 12:22
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Canapaio Ellittico is an action in which, togheter with the members of Società Agricola CDM, I have created a hemp garden in the Parco delle Groane, in the north province of Milan, the most air polluted area of Europe, according to the World Health Organization.

The garden is based on a geometric drawing that represent an ipotetical scheme of sustainable progress, born by the mix of the medieval idea of progress, representable as a circle, with the modern idea of progress, representable as an ever-increasing parabola. The drawing is composed by a series of ellipses of different size, tangent to the origin.
Using a rudimental sistem, based only on two pegs and cords of different length, the performers have replicate on large scale the drawing by planting small hemp plant at the distance of one stride beetwen one to another.
The choise of using hemp plants for the project is relate to the big ammount of air pollution that those plant can absorbe (about four times more compared to the average of the other plants). Moreover recent italian laws allow cultivation and marketing of the hemp with low level of active principle (THC), but do not define a human use for the product, so hemp flowers are now sold only for collecting purpose, relating this vegetal element to art works, design objects, etc.

Canapaio Ellittico, digital scheme

Canapaio Ellittico, digital scheme

Francesco Fossati and azienda agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga

Francesco Fossati and Azienda Agricola CDM, Canapaio Ellittico, 2018, action at Groane Park, Solaro, Milan, photo Nicholas Cazzaniga