Corviale, 2003, Rome

Corviale, 2003, Rome

A projection of two superimposed slides, both representing particular views of the gigantic building erected across Rome’s Via Portuense. A construction, Corviale,  planned in 1972 and inspired by the residential solution of the first rationalism, it presents clear allusions to the theories of Unités d’Habitation by Le Corbusier. A work of art, it is said, today a representation of a missing or at least unrealized utopia, debased by a wrong implementation of the prevailing on-site idea at the moment of execution and by the degradation due to its total abandonment. Its image assumes here an almost surrealistic shape, an ensemble of geometrical abstract figures outlining the boundary between idealistic utopia and the realness of a concrete encounter.

 

Corviale, 2011, Berlin