In the setting of Parco Michelotti, inside the former Giardino Zoologico di Torino, in collaboration with Città di Torino Artissima presented a work by the Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade (Galleria Continua). The initiative was one of the special projects of Artissima 2023 and consisted in the screening of the work Nó na Garganta | Knot in the Throat (2022) on the façade of the building that was once the zoo’s giraffe and elephant house.
The video by de Andrade set out to activate a dialogue with the historical memory of the site, triggering reflections on the historical and social significance of the former zoo of Torino. In the images young workers in a private zoo in Brazil are seen as they peacefully interact with snakes. These scenes alternate with others of a documentary character showing ecological disasters, by contrast suggesting a traumatic disconnect between man and nature.