Associazione Culturale Mario Scan
Float “Orientiamo” - category B
Orientiamo comes from an idea of the staff. through the production of the work we address an invitation to the viewer to reflect and learn the symbols of Asian culture and the way of interpreting life and its phases. we urge the spectator to face the western world of today with a vision of peace, of awareness typical of Zen culture.
Eastern philosophies are often seen as synonymous with wisdom, peace, calm and serenity. in recent decades we have been invaded by dozens of disciplines coming from the Orient, without there being a real attempt to understand them, to analyze them, and above all to separate them. on the wagon we find the typical symbols of the cultures of the Rising Sun like the Daruma doll, object used as a wish for the fulfillment of a desire, the Geisha traditional reference figure dedicated to hospitality, the Cat symbol of luck, the Dragons in culture Oriental represent the elements of nature is more spiritually strength, dedication and consistency and finally the Samurai example of strength but also of culture and spirituality. All these elements are an integral part of Zen culture and its way of life.
The study of other lifestyles could prove important as a contribution to world culture, and this could have some significance in the context of today’s world. the title of the cart encloses in a single word the love for oriental culture and invites us to orient ourselves towards new cultures.