SOL INVICTUS. SOUND & PERFORMANCES FOR THE WINTER SOLSTICE
Also this year the Swiss Institute celebrates the winter solstice through a program of performances and live sets in Palermo, Milan and Rome. The shortest day of the year: the winter solstice is, by convention, the moment which corresponds, due to the position of the Sun with respect to the equator, to have the longest night and the shortest day. An astronomical event full of symbolic meanings – sometimes even controversial – which was celebrated in ancient times by pagan populations before the advent of Christianity: the Romans celebrated Sol Invictus, the Egyptians the birth of Horus, the Greeks venerated Helios. After the prevalence of the winter dark hours, the Sun seemed to be reborn and became invincible (from the Latin Sol Invictus). A moment of the year which, ancestrally, marks the transition from darkness to light.
The evening in Palermo organized in collaboration with the Sant’Elia Foundation, in the hall of the Triumph of Diana.
Latefa Wiersch & Emma Murray – Pudding Club PRICE – I Try My Tongue (sequences)
Fluidae Collective – A Woman Odyssey
Rosaelia, the Cafeteria of the Palace, will remain open until late in the evening.
Sound & Performance for the Winter Solstice.
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Hours: 20:00 – 23:30
Sant’Elia Foundation, via Maqueda 81, Palermo