ArboReal

Accettura is a small town in Basilicata. Every year there is a celebration of an ancient arboreal rite in which nature meets man and makes him part of his rebirth through spring. Man thanks nature by returning this partnership through a symbolic union, a marriage with the trees. Every year this promise is renewed and on Ascension Day two trees, Turkey oak (called May / bridegroom) and Oak (called Top / bride) are taken from the forest and transported to the town through ritualistic rhythms. The two trees are grafted into the town square. The traditional name of this event is May and belongs to the immaterial dimension in which the codes of representation of identity flow almost imperceptibly to return to the intangible sense. Everyone succumbs to his own silence and noise, to individual and collective sacrifice, to his own darkness and light.