Albero Sonico Destrutturato was the symbol of “Borghi of Italy – #NO(F)EARTHQUAKE”, a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
The symbol of the energy and commitment to safeguarding the historical and cultural heritage of Italian hamlets is the installation ‘Albero Sonico Destrutturato’ inside the space of the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte (‘InParadiso Art Gallery’) at the entrance to the Giardini della Biennale.
Albero Sonico‘ is deconstructed and re-proposed in its essential visual and conceptual elements in three different environments, called Life, Death and Enigma.
The Life room shows a majestic trunk (‘Tronco Sonico’) that visitors are invited to embrace. With each contact, sensors within the bark activate, generating rich and soft sounds. The tree responds to our attempts to communicate by intertwining a dialogue that is above all an energetic and emotional exchange, far beyond formal language.
‘Tronco Sonico’ (from ‘Albero Sonico Destrutturato’). Installation, “Borghi of Italy – #NO(F)EARTHQUAKE”. © Marco Guglielmi Reimmortal.
The second environment is the Death room. The reference is to the earthquake that sweeps away all our illusion of power. The living and changing earth is heedless of our political and economic geography: properties and borders lose their meaning in the face of its transformative force.
A branch (‘RamoSonico’) recovered from a swamp, bleached and blackened by time and salt, is suspended from the Dimmi. The sensors on its surface activate faint and subtle sounds. It is the teeming transforming force hidden in death where, invisible to our eyes, life is always at work.
‘Ramo Sonico’ (from ‘Albero Sonico Destrutturato’). Installation, “Borghi of Italy – #NO(F)EARTHQUAKE”. © Marco Guglielmi Reimmortal.
In the third room the Dimmies descend from the branches of the tree and implant themselves on the ground. As a still image, a Dimmi stands like an Enigma and looks like frozen in the instant before landing. And with ‘Operazione Dimmi Amatrice’ the artist addresses a question to the land of Amatrice that, as he says, “probably has an awkward response.”
Promoted by: Concilio Europeo dell’Arte.
Partners: Università di Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, Università IUAV Venezia, Comune di Amatrice, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Fondazione Dino ed Ernesta Santarelli, Associazione Horto Culturale Amatrice Onlus.
Curator: Stefania Minutaglio.
Courtesy by: 11 [HellHeaven] Art Gallery.