Colosso (2002)

installation and performance, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan (Italy)

The performance takes place inside the gallery where the marble floor becomes the place of multiplication of a wellknown symbol of historical and civil heritage of the city of Rome: the Colosseum, the so called amphitheatre because of the colossal sculpture that was once nearby situated. The figure of myself ,standing and holding up, as Atlante, one of the rubber reproductions of the Colosseo, on one hand is there to embody the bond with the history and with the artistic heritage of my native city, and on the other, it denounces how heavy and restraining the presence of those symbols can get.