Carousel 2019

‘Carousel’ celebrates the wonderful world of Christmas where light and materials come together in perfect harmony.

The installation brings to life Gianni Rodari’s ‘Planet of Christmas Trees’ fairytale story, centred around the young protagonist Marco. After a long space trip, Marco discovers a fabulous planet where everyday is Christmas Day, with trees decorated with sweets and festoons. On this festive planet, whatever people need is free, and technology is available to everyone. Once he returns from his journey, Marco brings with him the wish to see Earth transformed into the wonderful Planet of Christmas Trees.

This beautiful story conjures up such vibrant, vivid and festive images, retold through a zoetrope formed of light and shapes.

Photography by Gavriil Papadiotis