THE BEACON OF CULTURE – A glowing choreography between Palazzo Venezia and the Vittoriano
Since the days of the ancient Greeks, when Prometheus first gave the fire of the gods to man (whom the gods despised, considering him to be ephemeral), light has always symbolised culture. This is the light that is going to shine in Rome, a beacon against the darkness of the night sky over the Vittoriano and Palazzo Venezia, the two venues hosting the exhibition entitled “Yearning for Italy”.
This choreography of lights will build a poetic, abstract bridge between the two buildings. A spotlight in the centre of the Vittoriano, coming on at sunset, will represent the enlightenment of knowledge, the beacon of culture and the gleam of intelligence. The glowing choreography accompanying it will forge a dialogue between the two buildings, and in projecting its blade of light into the sky over Rome, it will summon the public to take part in the event and to contemplate the works housed in the two historic buildings.
When all is said and done, culture is the secret of “ephemeral” man’s immortality, it is the light that sets us on an equal footing with the gods, it is the sword blade that allows us to defeat the night.
Co-Directors: Àlex Ollé, Xavi Bové
Musical Composition: Zinkman
Creative Consultant: Jordi Pont