curated by Laura Di Vetta
The starry sky at night in Santo Stefano di Sessanio takes one’s breath away. One sees the whole Milky Way and the multitude of stars. One is no longer in one of the most beautiful medieval villages, in the province of L’Aquila, overlooking the Gran Sasso at 1,250 meters above sea level. The stars widen all our imagined boundaries, until they disappear. The infinite and the Universal take over.
“I am with you, I have always been with you, don’t be afraid” is made up of countless flags that fly, hoisted between the houses and buildings of the village, in the most remote and exposed corners, from the ancient towers. Another installation surrounds the structures of the town, titled “Under the same sky”. It is a large canvas, a collage of fabrics of infinite blues. Studded with stars and shooting stars, the canvas wraps around a construction scaffolding.