The year was 1789. The French Revolution in Paris completely changed the history of civilization by force and the irrationality of violence. In San Leucio di Caserta Ferdinando IV di Borbone tried in such a paternalistic way to realize the concepts of Equality, Freedom and Brotherhood, ideas born during the Enlightment.
It was based on the “Codice Leuciano”. It sanctioned the negative and positive duties and the rights of the working-class from San Leucio: public compulsory education for men and women, healthcare, the principle of physical and moral inviolability, the right to private property, work rules and Social Security. State and private, families and individuals, men and women, routine and eternity, faith and secularism, everything is linked by a thin, shiny and durable wire magically produced by a bug.
Silk gets knotted and dissolves this story based on a harmonious and mad idea came up by a fantasist, considered as the most ignorant ruler of that time and of his small community of workers. San Leucio was his own Manor of hunting and rest, the house of Kings, a factory, a farmhouse, out of time and space, but very close to the Royal Palace.
text by Pietro Di Lorenzo / translated by Denise Kendall-Jones (2020)
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