Pietro Mele


I wrote the word “history” on the floor of the exhibition room using a bit of water. This word by a quite complex meaning will disappear slowly leaving no trace of itself, except for a slight residual of limestone barely perceptible.

The intervention refers to the recent Italian history. It is a reflection on the role and responsibility of politics on providing evaluation criteria and awareness to the people in the mechanism of reconstruction and rewriting of relevant still open historical facts (from colonialism to the recent recostruction of L’acquila city after earthquake). Unlike other European countries, the concept of history in Italy seems to be always ambiguous, almost personal.

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