Lena Chen & Michael Neumann
Riposo is a site-specific installation at the Piazza Roma in Vimercate exploring rest and relaxation as politically subversive antidotes to our current system of production. The city square is surrounded by banks, restaurants, and other businesses. Riposo disrupts this system of profit and dominance with a hammock installation in which the public is invited to rest, meditate, and sleep. The hammock is designed with a fabric that features the Piazza Roma digitally manipulated into a surreal dreamscape.