_____MAN watching the STARS_____
a site-specific art installation
by Lorenzo Vignoli
Realised by Lorenzo Vignoli and Alessandro Valsuani.
This site-specific art installation is the representation of the vital force.
That primordial, basic force of nature that pushes to life every single being, is the same that then promotes its growth, its unfolding and its death. Because in this meaning “life” is not opposed to death: when we look at nature in its whole, death is nothing but the beginning of something new.
The image of a flower that pushes through the concrete is a perfect representation of this force, that does not surrender to human exploitation of nature but instead keeps on spreading beauty, even in the most desolated urban areas.
This is the hidden force we all human beings keep behind our worries and fears: we can be put down, controlled, stressed and scared, but we all have this mysterious inner ally, to which we can go back at any time, so to find the necessary force to overcome the obstacles and rise our eyes back to the stars. This profound vibration which we feel in those moments is what we call “Life”.
This is made possible by kind material help from SIA “Steeltech” and Ilze Krievina.