Even the popular jury has chosen the winners of the COMEL Award 2013.
During the finissage evening, actress Maria Elena Lazzarotto (from the Opera Prima Company of Latina) performed the “Story of Alu“, a tale freely inspired by the thirteen exhibited artworks, written by Rosa Manauzzi. It was a poetic prose narrative in which Alu (short for Aluminum) becomes a mischievous child spirit, a creative soul that continuously reflects itself in creation, recognized and represented by the artist as such. In the background, the notes of an unpublished piece (“E ancora”) by the talented musician and composer Anny De Feo, an artist now based in Berlin, added to the ambiance. Additionally, “Alu13” is the name of the small creature made of aluminum by the artist Luca Ferullo, paying tribute to Spazio COMEL and the exhibition “The Expressiveness of Aluminum.” This mix of skills and local languages highlights the potential richness of the city of Latina. It’s a presence that the owners of Spazio COMEL, Maria Gabriella, and Adriano Mazzola, eagerly embrace and promote on every occasion. Gabriella affirms that “the exchange between foreign and local artists is essential if one wants to grow individually and as a city.”