PEGASUS, 10 stories for 10 stars
Interactive land art installation
Pegasus, the flying horse, is the symbol of poetical and spiritual inspiration. As almost all constellations, the name of the stars match with the body position inside the constellation, as Markab means the saddle, Enif the nose, Algenib the flank/wing or they have poetical names as Matar, “the lucky rain of shooting stars” or Sirrah, “the navel of the mare” (but now part of Andromeda constellation).
MARKAB, looking to Sirrah
To underline the living presence of each star, old phones are programmed to ring (and thus to attract the attention of the visitor) whereas a visitor approaches them.
Invited to pick up the phone, the visitor is told the story and personality of the star (in Italian, English and German depending on the selected number).
“And at night, stars are lit...
and you, human,
can walk throught them...”
for this photo, thanks to Vittorio Cucini