Il TESORO (The Treasure), 2006
Video, Stereo sound, 9'40”
Il Tesoro (The Treasure) is the place of a magical subjective voyage through the works of the “Paradiso” exhibition at Galleria Gottardo, and at the same time through the inner, deepest part of Banca del Gottardo, the vault within the same building of the gallery.
Along this journey, the viewer identifies with the experience of the subject’s floating eye, descending and entering the mysterious space below, entirely clad in reflecting and opaque metal surfaces, which the artist interprets as binary codes, the visible scriptures of this deep place. The exploration of this inviolable space, built to render invisible what it contains, takes place along three successive timelines. As in the process of exegesis that gradually increases the density of interpretation of Reality, the wandering gaze of the subject penetrates the place. The algid surfaces slowly dissolve, revealing their secret, whose nature is not material. The evident and the hidden both appear, the very near and the infinitely far: echoes of light, stellar spaces, a universe the subject crosses as if traveling in a spaceship: a mysterious listening station. The fluid sequence shot finally leads the Subject to the complete vision of the place. Through an ascending movement symmetrical to the initial descent, the voyage comes to an end and also begins again, along a fantastic loop in space and time.