Alberto Garutti, Ca Corniani, Neon, site specific work

"These lights will vibrate whenever lightning strikes in Italy during thunderstorms. This work is dedicated to anyone passing by who will think of the sky", 2019

Site specific installation at Ca’ Corniani, Triest, Italy

Through a control mechanism linked with Meteorage – European leader in lightning detection -, the lights of this work will increase in brightness for a few moments whenever a bolt of lightning strikes the territory of Italy.

Conceived as a means of inviting the viewer to take in the vast expanse of sky above the cultivated plain of Ca’ Corniani at a single glance, the work is writing in the landscape, a luminous structure and its own caption.