Presentation: January 15, 2020 at 11am, piazza VII Aprile, Leonessa (RI)
Within the conceptual path of Meridiani that responds to the request of the Lazio Region to enhance the Francigena Path of Spirituality throughout the installation of contemporary artworks, Giorgio Andreotta Calò answers to another call: that of the earthquake that hit central Italy on August 24th, 2016.
Three years later, on August 24th, 2019, the artist set off from Venice towards Amatrice and L’Aquila along the Faglia Gloria, the deep orogenetic split that crosses the Italian peninsula and still determines its landscape and anthropological morphology. During a forty days walk, the artist’s journey takes the form of a movement opposite to that of the earthquake, a secular pilgrimage that retraces the propagation of the seismic wave in the direction of its epicenter. An artwork that is not a material object, but an action conveying values that re-investigate the idea of movement of the spirit in opposition to the motus terrae. The physical arrival at the place of trauma is configured as a symbolic ritual, a personal movement that pursues an off-scale, telluric one.
As a tangible sign of the immaterial work of art represented by the artist’s journey, this plaque recalls the journey itself -a physical, inner, spiritual motus.
On Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 11am Giorgio Andreotta Calò’s project will be presented in Piazza VII Aprile, Leonessa (RI) by: the Mayor of Leonessa, Gianluca Gizzi; the Mayor of Amatrice, Antonio Fontanella; Regione Lazio; Raffaella Frascarelli, President of Nomas Foundation, and Federica Antonucci (Tools for Culture).