Barolo To Heaven Act I | Photo: Roberto Conte | © 2019 Emilio Ferro
BAROLO TO HEAVEN Act I
November 1, 2019
Bricco San Pietro, Monforte d'Alba, Italy
BAROLO TO HEAVEN is a site-specific installation by Emilio Ferro, created on November 1, 2019 with the support of the Fondazione Radical Design in Monforte d’Alba, the highest municipality among the 11 where Barolo is produced.
A mysterious project that actively involves the viewer and makes him participate in an unveiling, in an all-encompassing artistic journey, in an emotional crescendo that, starting from the historic center of one of the most Beautiful Villages in Italy, leads to the discovery of the atavistic exchange between man and nature, between the sacredness and the symbolism of light. It is a journey that starts from the man-made landscape and leads the public to rediscover the natural landscape of the place through a path in the woods surrounded by darkness.
This work proposes the experience of exploration in a broader sense and is configured as an investigation of human perceptions, stimulated by a constellation of visual and sound stimuli. The mysterious project is revealed to the audience at the last, accompanied by an experimental electronic music / left-field techno: loudspeakers and light sources, placed in the dark space, are activated according to a precise score, thus creating an original dramaturgical journey.
The Light creeps like a blade through the darkness, reaching the clouds and cutting through the fog.