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BULL'S CONSTELLATION

Land Art installation

IV M’Arte - Biennale of Montegemoli,
Tuscany - ITALY
2013, pegs and corrugated plastic, nylon, non-woven fabric, LEDS

about 200 x 80 meter

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That was my first experience with land art...
It comes as a mistake, ‘cause I asked a little square to build an installation...

I choosed the Bull constellation because since 2000 was active my Kites and Bull’s project based mainly on paintings, so this was a new development of that theme.

 

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TOWARDS BETA TAURI

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PLEIADES

 

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The Taurus constellation and its brightest star, Aldebaran with the Pleiades, seem to be the oldest constellation observed by humans since the Paleolithic period and known by many peoples of the world, by Maori, Aboriginal, Chinese, Maya and Aztecs. For the Greeks were nymphs turned into doves to escape Orion’s hunting, also turned in a constellation. Aldebaran, from Arabic al-dbaran, the following, is so named because it follows the Pleiades, also called the bull’s eye.

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So I reconstructed the constellation on the hill so that it was also visible from by the sky real constellation, like a sort of a mirror, of self-image of itself in which it may reflect as well as see itself.
Perhaps reflecting and see itself. Same thing goes for the lighting of the stars which, in the dark nights when the sky merges with the landscape, it seems to extend the sky up at down to our feet. After this, certainly it may seem superfluous to add two bull heads profiles to the installation, but I still can’t get away cannot part from a figuration of the bull for as yet I see...

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And I was so happy to add for my first time a lighting system, according to the real brightness of each star...

 

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