Segnalatore di posizione / Light signal 2011
The work consists of 1000 wind torches (wax and jute) inserted in as many iron tubular supports resting on a pallet. The sculpture, mobile, was designed to be triggered at twilight in a landscape where the horizon is visible. The flames will flare up, and as the work is consumed it will be documented by a photographic series in the act of moving away from the light emanated. The idea is to signal a position as long as it is possible to perceive a light in the vastness of a landscape. Photography is possible only in the presence of a light source: hence by its nature it is expressed through light. This work embodies a reflection on communication in our era, increasingly ambiguous and indefinite, as well as mediated by technology.
Wax, juta, iron, pallet (100 x 120 x 100 cm)