Albero Sonico Destrutturato was the symbol of “Borghi of Italy – #NO(F)EARTHQUAKE” is a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Symbol of the energy and commitment in safeguarding the historical and cultural heritage of Italian hamlets is the installation ‘Albero Sonico Destrutturato’ inside Concilio Europeo dell’Arte gallery space (‘InParadiso Art Gallery’) at the entrance to 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. At each contact, sensors inside the cortex activate and generate 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 careless of our political and economic geography: properties and confines lose meaning faced with its transformative force. A branch (‘Ramo Sonico’) recovered from a swamp, bleached and blackened by weather and saltiness, is suspended at the Dimmi. The sensors on its surface activate faint and subtle sounds. It is the teeming transformative force hidden in death whereof, invisible to our eyes, life is always to 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 on the ground. As a still image, a Dimmi stands like an Enigma and looks like frozen in the instant before landing. And to the land of Amatrice with ‘Operazione Dimmi Amatrice’ the artist addresses a question 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.