The largest human chain on the planet
"Only together, hand in hand, will we be able to overcome the greatest challenges of our time". Saype
Within the spellbinding setting of the Archaeological Park at Turin’s Palatine Gate, the artist has brought to life a work of art that sprawls over 6,000 sqm, a celebration of solidarity, resilience and respect for the environment that figuratively connects the city of Turin with the rest of the world. In fact, the aim of the Beyond Walls project, begun by Saype in June 2019, is to symbolically create the largest human chain on the planet. The enormous paintings on grass show hands that are intertwined, symbolically clasped, reaching across the walls that separate human beings and enclosing them within mental or geographical compartments.
This is an ephemeral work of art: the technique invented by Saype for painting on grass using completely biodegradable colours reduces environmental impact to a minimum, fading over time as the grass goes through its normal growth cycle.