“I was born in a poor city, where the smile was the only raw material for happiness in our community. I soon realized that I would have preferred to born elsewhere and since I started to see the world through the flat screen, I’ve always desired to leave forever. >>
Samantha Sebastiani // Annalaura Vinti // Gabriele Furnari Falanga
PALAZZO TRINCI - Friday 12 October, 10.30 pm, 11.00 pm, 11.30 pm, 12.00 pm, 0.30 am
A kind of repulsion grew in me about my land which was becoming more plastic - a landfill. It was at that moment that my father chose to stop pursuing his dream of becoming an artist and decided to adapt to the needs that his country required. He became a plastic collector to give a future to my family and me. I used to go with him to the dump mountain, as I saw it. I do not remember what was underneath, because I've always seen it there, spread for at least a kilometre. There were many beautiful things that could not belong to our neighbourhood made of shacks and food garbage. There was everything, games that I did not know how they worked, pieces of different types of cars, mostly food, as well as the plastic for which we were paid. We collected a lot and I was happy to help my father and spend time outside the house.”
Samantha Sebastiani was born in Foligno in 1993, and has always been a literature lover. She was one of the finalists of the "La Stanza di Linda" award (2018), published the short story "You are not just a name" in the anthology "Racconti Umbri" (2017) Historica Edizioni. She currently writes for "Storie di Michelangelo" column curated by Seven Blog.