texts by Alfredo Pirri, Ludovico Pratesi
format: 16,5 x 24 cm
date of publication: March 2007
images: 40 col.
The book was published on the occasion of the Come in terra così in cielo exhibition organised by the Centro Arti Visive Pescheria in Pesaro from 24 March to 13 May 2007.
The exhibition project stemmed from the idea of transforming the former Chiesa del Suffragio into a total work of art, working on the relationship between light and architecture. Passi, the installation inside the former church, consists of a floor of mirrors that reflects the entire space, creating an evocative play of refractions and deformations. The mirror on which the public walks, contributing to its demolition, returns a deformed, fragmented image of the environment, preventing a global, composed vision. Every step is another crack in the reflective surface, breaking through the pilasters of the walls and the wooden beams of the ceiling: the space becomes a shattered image, while the architecture becomes an open, total work. On the walls, the artist has placed vertical watercolours, called Acque, which recall the shape of large windows and suggest the sliding of water over glass.
In the Loggiato della Pescheria, the exhibition begins with the installation entitled La stanza di Penna and ends with the projects created specifically for this exhibition and with the documentary traces (photos, drawings, etc.) of two other large-scale installations. The book contains the photographic documentation of the exhibition and also illustrates the work-in-progress phases of the installation in the former Suffragio church. The texts and the interview with the artist are edited by Ludovico Pratesi. The descriptions of the works, edited by Alfredo Pirri, accompany the images and contain his reflections, almost a personal journey that includes the significant moments of his artistic research, united by a strong and incisive sensitivity.