Works: Anna Rispoli

Vorrei tanto tornare a casa (e che questo volesse anche dire tornare dove sei tu)

Vorrei tanto tornare a casa (e che questo volesse anche dire tornare dove sei tu)
I’d really like to come back home
(and that this could mean to come back where you are)

Next to the theatre Les Brigittines and right across from the railway line that cuts the city in two, there stands a tenement building: 11 storeys, 4 elevators, 156 apartments and… around 500 residents. Working together with them, Italian artist Anna Rispoli will transform the building into a dazzling living architecture. By this action the residence will build a temporary monument celebrating their own domestic life. The installation was created once, on the opening night of Kunstenfestivaldesarts 09.
Vorrei tanto tornare a casa invites the public to contemplate for some minutes the monumental social housing building of Les Visitandines.
This architecture is mirrored by the music of Concret Ph, originally conceived by the greek composer Iannis Xenakis for the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958.
The inhabitants of the houses, for their part, re-invent for a moment their habits inside the built structure, using domestic tools to comunicate with the outside. The notion of house is questioned, results are unpredictable.


concept: Anna Rispoli/ZimmerFrei
The residents of the rue de la Visitandinestraat 1 & 3,
: Christophe Meierhans
Cultural mediation: 
Anne-Sophie Corbeau/City of Brussels
Vincen Beeckman/Recyclart
Iannis Xenakis
Music consultancy
: Michael Schmit
Production assistant
: Armony Beaujeant
Contact with the residents: 
Fouad El Ouarrak
: FM Brussel
Ford Focus
: Xavier Rowens
: Mokum, Kunstenfestivaldesarts
With the support of: 
Les Brigittines, City of Brussels, Les Hommes des Marolles
& Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

Thanks to
: Fatima Abid, Martina Angelotti/re:lightning the city, Joanna Bailie, Rogier Beguin, Gaia Carabillo/Käämer 12, Anna de Manincor/ON, Damian Modolo, Mili Romano/Cuore di Pietra, Cosimo Terlizzi, Adva Zakai and all the volunteers