Commissioners: Onofrio Cutaia, Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea, Ministero della Cultura
Curator: Eugenio Viola
Exhibitor: Gian Maria Tosatti
History of Night and Destiny of Comets is an installation by Gian Maria Tosatti that combines literary references, visual art, theatre, and performance. It confronts the tricky balance between Humanity and Nature, between the dreams and mistakes of the past and the prospects future. The first part, History of Night, traces the rise and fall of the Italian industrial “miracle”, the vast warehouses between Ragusa and Cremona, the single paradoxically homogeneous panorama of a hypothetical journey into the Italian provinces that today reflects the frustration of a working-class that has come to an end. This scenario sets the stage for the epiphany of the last act, Destiny of Comets, that is, of humanity that has crossed the earth in a rapid and luminous trajectory without, in the end, being guaranteed the right to inhabit this planet forever. Here, imagination is overturned in a cathartic epiphany.