Glass reliquary, 1954 “Domus” monograph, Italian passport, 50 cents Italian Euro coins, 30x20x20 cm, 2014
The audience is asked to offer 50 cents of Italian Euro - which are engraved with the image of the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius standing at the center of Capitoline Square - to cover with time and money an Italian passport - the pages of which present a stylised version of the same subject - and a monograph dedicated
to Capitoline Hill, open on a double page showing two close ups of Marcus Aurelius, looking uncannily at each other and at the audience.
The plate says:
"50 cents for a wish,
Italian Euro only, capisc’?
Sure your wish will become real,
If you help Aurelius disappear".
Installation view at the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice.