The alabaster Caravan of Nari Ward

Few places mirror our society’s soul like the landfill does, place where we can find the most authentic footsteps and remains of our consumptions, needs and desires, memories of every object passed in our hands and that has been part, for a certain period of time, of our identity.
Nari Ward, fascinated by this world in darkness, has created, besides the incinerator of Poggibonsi, an artwork placed in the waste of our daily life.
On a hill, result of a previous landfill and covered with green, Ward has risen a kind of sanctuary: the artworks is a caravan with walls of white and transparent alabaster, typical element of the area that, being so precious, contrasts with the surrounding landscape.
Inside it, in the hushed light filtrating from the alabaster slabs, an atmosphere of votive chapel reigns: an half-round altar in wrought iron, covered with lit candles, is surrounded by baggies of teflon hanging the walls, material used to hold the toxic waste coming from the incinerator.
There are seats made with old tyres, collocated to contemplate the artwork, which, like traditional places of worship, is orientated in East- West direction.