curated by Michele Tiberio
Inspired by the archaeological park of Saepinum, “spolia” investigates the relationship between history and archeology in an attempt to give a voice to the vanquished, not only through the partial story of the winners, but through archeology, which tells us about their culture and their civilization. A relationship, that between winners and losers, which fades into historical events. On one hand, Pozzato’s investigation made use of written sources, activated by discussions with scholars and archaeologists. On the other, he made use of the territory itself: a mountainous landscape rich in woods and dotted with ancient sanctuaries and fortified cities. Four of Pozzato’s installations are located on the lawn in front of Porta Bojano, inside the basilica, the house with the impluvium, and the mausoleum of Ennio Marso. The materials used recall the techniques of contemporary archeology; sheets of non-woven fabric, Innocenti tubes of the scaffolding and supports, metal materials, bronze, and 3D printed artifacts. In addition, large photographic prints will be hung on the balconies of the houses in the village.