LAST FOOTSTEPS

ALFREDO PIRRI. A SIGN IN THE FORUM OF CAESAR
curated by Ludovico Pratesi

preparatory drawings

The installation consists of a pavement of broken mirrors, reminiscent of the parvises of ancient basilicas, which – covering a portion of the original paving of the site – casts back the image of the archeological remains in its surroundings.

The cycle began in 2003 at the Padula Charterhouse, moved on to the Novalesa Abbey, then to the Marino Marini Foundation in Florence, to the Villa Guastavillani in Bologna, and to the Centro D’Arte Contemporanea Pescheria in Pesaro. On the evening of the opening the visitors will be able to access the space of the work and witness the mirror paving breaking underneath their own footsteps.

‘The image I want to propose is a ‘kaleidoscopic’ vision of the Forum Julium, and hence also of that which remains from the advancing of history. Some of the existing architectural elements are picked out by way of a process which underlines their ‘dreaminess’: each single fragment offers itself to view intensified in its singularity, doubled. The resulting vision is atemporal and self-referential, and at the same time forcefully marked and characterised by the path (or the gallop) of history and its footsteps, which with its fractures and rifts interferes with the ordered picture that every human being would like to have of the surrounding world, and in particular of the past and of its traces.’

Alfredo Pirri

artwork
Ph.Daniela Pellegrini

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