The White Dress

© J. Foley

On 8 March 2008, the Italian artist Pippa Bacca undertook an unusual and symbolic journey: her aim was to promote the cause of peace by hitchhiking from Milan to Jerusalem, wearing a white wedding dress.  In telling the young woman’s story, which overwhelms her and inexorably draws her in, Nathalie Léger recounts the different stages of her research and strikes upon something fundamental within Bacca’s performance: the desire to remedy the unfathomable nature of violence and war.

Nathalie Léger on the strong female figures that inspire her:

Writer and critic Jonathan Gibbs reviews The White Dress:

Reading of The White Dress by Natasha Lehrer:

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The White dress (Les Fugitives, 2020)

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