LA LEGGE DI JANTE
(The Law of Jante)
2013

The Law of Jante or the Who-do-you-think-you-are law (Danish: Janteloven; Norwegian: Jantelova; Swedish: Jantelagen) is the idea that there is a pattern of group behaviour towards individuals within Scandinavian communities that negatively portrays and criticises individual success and achievement as unworthy and inappropriate. The Jante Law as a concept was created by the Dano-Norwegian author Aksel Sandemose, who in his novel A fugitive crosses his tracks (En flyktning krysser sitt spor, 1933) identified the Law of Jante as ten rules. (quote: Wikipedia.org)

Produced during the research and production residency at Centrale Fies, Dro June 2013
Finalist project at LIVEWORKS - Performance Art Award
Live performed at XIII Drodesera, 31st July 2013
Curated by Simone Frangi and Denis Isaia

With the valuable collaboration of:
Stefano Bottamedi - performer/bartender
Violeta Nevenova - fashion designer

With the kind support of:
Michela Zucchi's anthropolgical dossier "LE ALPI. La gente. Antropologia delle piccole comunità. Movimenti demografici. Condizione femminile. Prospettive di sviluppo" Report Nr. 36, Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Trento 2006
Marta Bazzanella and Luca Faoro, restoration department of Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, San Michele all'Adige

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