Cesare Pietroiusti (b. 1955)
Pensiero unico (2003)
Pensiero unico (2003)

video: 5:40 min

performance: Saletta Comunale per l'Arte Contemporanea, Castel San Pietro (Bologna), March 22, 2003

Starting at 6 pm, the artist repeatedly and continuously sings the first few words of the two Italian fascist songs, Giovinezza ("Giovinezza, giovinezza, primavera di bellezza" - "Youth, youth, spring of beauty") and Vincere ("Vincere, vincere, vincere, e vinceremo in cielo, in terra e in mare. E' la parola d'ordine, una suprema volontą" - "To win, to win, to win, and we will win, in the sky, on land and on sea. It's our word of honour, our supreme will." ) His intention is to stop only when he has completely lost his voice. The action ends at 11.45 pm.