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Beating Heart

Audiovisual site-specific installation, 2015

Beating Heart

Audiovisual installation, videoproject, audio speakers



The animation – conceived in the form of projection mapping on the facade of a building under reconstruction – transforms the map of the L’Aquila, destroyed by an earthquake in 2009, into a beating heart.

At each pulse, the boundaries break and release energy, revealing a recurring triangular module. The triangle, due to its geometric property of non-deformability, is the founding element of the architectural survey: the operation of representing space on a scale that allows one to not only know the reality, but is also essential to planning a restoration. The work is a metaphor for the vital tension that should animate the inhabitants of each city, transforming them into a community, a living organism.