KEITH WAGNER / RICHARD JARRET
Sound, stereo, 11’34”, 2014
The overture of Richard Wagner’s Rienzi–opera inspired by the popular leader, who in Medieval times took Capitoline Hill in Rome and made it the symbol of people’s revolt against the barons–is mixed and modulated together with the recording of Keith Jarret’s Capitoline Hill concert of 1983, interrupted because of people’s continuous rumour. In the occasion of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale it was diffused in one of the two dark spaces of the foldable support structure I designed for the exhibition and an audio speaker was hanging from the ceiling, two meters from the ground, pending like a giant stone.
Installation view at the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice.