/// the starting point for the work:
The Portico dei Servi, in front of and beside the Santa Maria dei Servi Church
Il rito della laurea
After a research about the different modalities of rite in Italy, I individuated one in use since a long time in Bologna and in North Italy, diffused especially in Veneto: the graduation rite.
The rite doesn’t have a precise name but seems to have degenerated in a form called “goliardica” invented by a group of students called “Goliardi”. Now the rite is so common and assumes different and very original forms, but all of them show the same aim: indecency.
The friends of the new graduated student surround the victim immediately after being graduated. While they joke and laugh, they submit the student to the most humiliating tortures and sing the famous slogan:
“Dottore, Dottore, Dottore del buco del cul, vaffancul, vaffancul!”
“Doctor, Doctor, Doctor of the asshole, fu-fuck you, fu-fuck you!”
Why? The reason is simple: prevent him to go to his head.
For Plan-B I will evoke the graduation rite in site specific. I will use the “Portico dei servi” in Bologna, historical site in the crossing of the graduated students.
In order to deepen the subject, just go to the following you tube web sites (The links open into a new window. Close the new window to return to the Plan B site):
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