Maranola constellation
site specific installation

production: Adem vzw/ Seminaria

photos : Andres De Meo, Diana Ciufo

Tech description:

1 video projectors
1 video camera
2 speakers
Light circle
(dark space)
The stars and the sky have been always the important guidelines, both spatial and symbolic, to mankind.
Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. In Mesopotamia, Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian astronomers who were also priests studied the sky with the help of special observatories towers, which, as a rule, were placed in the Ziggurat.
Babylonian astronomy was closely intertwined with astrology. Many of observations were done not for of scientific research, but astrological purposes. At the same time, an astrological manuscript of Enuma Anu Enlil contains valuable astronomical observations. Astronomy was also needed for the development of the calendar system, which made it possible to count down the time.
For centuries, people have seen the movement of heavenly bodies, constituted maps of the sky, constellations, and astrologers frequently predetermined a person's life, and sometimes a destiny of whole country.
Many centuries have passed: scientists discovered new stars, black holes, other galaxies, the astronauts flew into space, walked on the moon and Ilon Musk develops reusable spaceship, so people can fly to other planets, as to take a bus and go to the work.
But space continues to make us dreaming as before -
suddenly we will discover a new cluster of stars and give the name to this constellation.

Maranola constellation - is a constellation on a ground, in the shape of a triangle, which is the symbol of aspiration for the celestial, the connection between earthly and heavenly worlds.
It can be seen by the villagers, but also "other" from universe.

The installation, created from LEDs with photovoltaic panels, installed on the a mountain slope at a distance of one km from the medieval Italian village Maranola.