God Year (2003)

acrylic paint, tire, tank
outdoor installation, Rome (Italy)

Painted on the tire set upon the tank, the writing «God Year» (created by modifying the typical wishing Good Year, which is also the trademark of a famous tires company) assumes in the artwork the tone of a menace. The connection between an instrument of military power and the name of god produces a very authoritarian image, able to reveal how the manipulation of the spirituality and of the timor dei (fear of God), as abstract entity, it makes armed operations excused and authorized, as well as the it helps to cover political and economic interests hidden behind conflicts and wars.