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Nicola Alessandrini

PALE BLUE DOT

TRACKS:

1. Audio guide

ABOUT ALBUM

The mural created in Aielli in 2017 remains hermetic and suggestive, in its sheltered and mysterious corner. Its title, however, offers us the opportunity to understand and approach it, even if only in part. The name is a quote from the famous astronomical photograph taken by the Voyager 1 probe in 1990: in the photo our planet is immortalized from the confines of the Solar System and appears from this perspective small and insignificant, a "speck of dust", as the astrophysicist Carl Sagan, a “pale blue dot” who reminds us of our bewilderment as human beings and the duty we have to take care of each other and of the earth which is our home and which, despite the small dimensions, the whole history of mankind. Alessandrini's wall almost seems like the other side of the same coin, or a different perspective on man and the world, no longer seen from an abysmal distance, but from an extremely intimate and close point of view. With a drastic zoom on our planet, he shows us our existence, the man who comes to terms with life and death, with the finite and the infinite, with the enigma of himself made up of fears, anxieties, insecurities. Around him stand disturbing symbols that show all human misery, but perhaps still leave some room for manoeuvre, some glimmer of light and hope, some possibility of choosing for a release rather than for a captivity: the lizard that smells of change and rebirth, the only branch of the vine that courageously continues to project itself upwards, and above all the prisoner's shirt, positioned halfway between the possibility of putting it on and that of taking it off, with its stripes that meanwhile are dripping and melting on the whole painting, leaving us to imagine a transformation in progress.

Edition

1st-2017

Location

Aielli Alto

Artist

Nicola Alessandrini
Artist: Nicola Alessandrini
Genre: Street Art
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4-5-6 August