short in spotlight
Field of Dreams
Sophia Ehrnrooth , Ville Tanttu
"In spring 2019 Finnish visual artist Sophia Ehrnrooth arrives in the outskirts of Rome to exhibit an outdoor art installation at the Museum of the Other and Elsewhere (MAAM).
A layered and complex setting, MAAM is not only a contemporary art museum but a makeshift home and safe haven in an abandoned salami factor for many refugee and immigrant families.
The morning of the installation a forecast of thunder and rain threaten to derail the outdoor participatory installation. Absurdity, issues in translation and cultural misunderstandings ensue.
With the help of unexpected allies and perseverance the installation is finished, but quite differently than what the artist had planned."