Ephemeral city: art, science, madness

03 – “CITTÀ EFFIMERA- ARTE, SCIENZA, FOLLIA” – ANICA HUCK PIAZZA DEL TEATRO DI POMPEO

ARTIST: ANICA HUCK
LOCATION: POMPEO THEATRE SQUARE

Concept
The Theatre of Pompey, no longer existing, was the first theatre in Rome built in masonry. Temporary wooden ones were erected only near places of worship. On the occasion of the visit of the Armenian king Tiridates to Rome, Nero had the whole building gilded in one day. Now the desire is to make the invisible visible, to reveal the essence of things: a simple wooden stele creates a new temporary stage. A golden triangle marks a moment in time, because it reflects the signal of a transiting satellite and sends out an intangible sign – visible only in the satellite image. The project is carried out with the European Space Agency (ESA).
 

Planimetria
Radar satellite view of the art work position zone. © ESA – European Space Agency

 

Photos of the inauguration

 

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