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FAMILY FEELING by Patrick Tuttofuoco for E-STRAORDINARIO for kids #6

Edition: E-STRAORDINARIO for Kids #6
Artist: Patrick Tuttofuoco
Curator: Marcello Smarrelli
Company: Elica
Participants number: 50 kids, Elica’s employees’ children
Age: 6-10
Location: Fabriano – Headquarters Elica
Year: 2018




Family Feeling is the title of the workshop that the artist Patrick Tuttofuoco  conceived for the E-STRAORDINARIO for Kids 6th  edition, dedicated to the children aged between 6 and 10 of Elica employees and curated by Marcello Smarrelli.

The Family Feeling project saw Tuttofuoco analyse, together with 50 children, the concept of family, namely the first form of social organisation understood as a group of individuals bound by kinship ties or a sense of belonging (to the school, the workplace, a group of friends, etc.), and the role it plays in the definition of one’s identity, thereby leading to a reflection on the importance of interpersonal relationships and the growth processes that transcend the mere biological family.

The artist built upon the analysis of one of the most popular devices of Art History, namely the portrait, and invited the participants to experience the many forms of this artistic genre by experimenting with its different approaches, media and techniques.

Moreover, Tuttofuoco  selected a series of drawings made during the workshop, which have been reproduced on the body of a model of cooker hood produced by Elica. The resulting sculpture became part of a large choral artwork symbolising the great Elica family, which is composed of the people who work there and their children.

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