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Italian artist, dressed as a bride to bring a message of peace, killed in Turkey

Giuseppina Pasqualino, known as "Pippa", has ben found dead near Instanbul yesterday.
A man who confessed her murdering has been held in prison and confessed, telling authorities where they could find the body of the italian artist.

the murderer , a 38 years old turkish man, has put the telephone card of his victim in his cellular phone, allowing police to trace his position.
Pippa was hitch-hiking across mediterranean countries to bring a message of peace, as stated by herself using the words of an italian musician, Fabrizio De Andre':

"I am tired of war,
to my old job I'd return,
to a bride dress or something white,
to hide this calling,
calling for triumph and tears"

Her dream was to demonstrate that someone can travel everywhere safely and relying only on other people's kindness and support.

their project:

"The Project
By Silvia Moro & Pippa Bacca
Our dream is to hitch-hike across the war-torn areas of the Balkans and the Mediterranean – dressed as brides. That’s the only dress we’ll carry along - with all stains accumulated during the journey. We’ll visit artists and craftsmen along the way and stop at museums, foundations, cultural centres and youth clubs for the daily pacifist ritual/performance of personal hygiene and then interaction with the place, people, and their crafts.

Objectives
The goal is to explore and collect photographic and video evidences on the common Mediterranean culture. The expected route is through route is through North-Eastern Italy, Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel and Syria. At the end of the journey the dresses shall be exposed together with other evidences of the journey."

brides on tour web site:

Brides on tour


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Added: Apr-12-2008 
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