Oltre le terre fredde (Beyond the Cold Lands), 2011
installation (real birch trunks, sand, cement, wood, photo, video)
variable dimensions (room 1000 x 650 x 1000 cm)
The site-specific work for the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation in Milan is a metaphysic image of my memory. A peace of Taiga is replicated in a large space using birch trunks 4 meters tall put on sand dunes. Peaces of my memories in Siberia come out from the sand, materialized in the works Cement Ballon (2011), Home with Nostalgic Video (2011), and Green Rails (2011). One of three big windows in the room is covered with a semi-transparent mosaic of my family album photographies: Vetrata con Ricordi di Famiglia (Window with family memorie, 2011). People and places from the past that share the space of the installation with the spectators as ghosts.