We spent our time at Numeroventi using objects, movement and silent interaction to create space for deliberate listening. Collaboration can be a difficult and at times uncomfortable exchange of ideas.Some voices are naturally louder and more forceful than others. Our days were spent trying to slow down and pay more attention to our actions and how they affect the process of collaboration. This was rarely successful in the way we hoped it might be but the intention did at least make us more aware of our patterns of behaviour.
We invited visitors to find moments of stillness in our final installation and to then approach the rest of their day with a heightened sense of attention to the people they encountered.
We spent most of our time in central Florence at the incredible Palazzo Galli Tassi, where Numeroventi is based. We were also lucky enough to spend time at creative director Martino di Napoli Rampolla’s family house in the Tuscan countryside.