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Giorgio Andreotta Calò. Gloria | Book launch at MAXXI L’Aquila

28 September 2021

Sunday October 3rd 2021 from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
MAXXI L'Aquila, Sala della Voliera
Free entrance upon reservation by writing to, within the day before the event.

Irene de Vico Fallani MAXXI Public Program

Giorgio Andreotta Calò author of the book, artist
Raffaella Frascarelli Nomas Foundation Director
Marco Modica Gran Sasso Science Institute
Alessandro Chiappanuvoli writer, Terre Mutate

Giuseppe Ricupero architect, PhD Candidate

This diary, written between 24 August and 2 October 2019, narrates a forty-day journey on foot from Venice to L’Aquila. The route ideally followed the Gloria Fault – the subterranean fracture where the European and African tectonic plates meet – which runs through much of Italy and is responsible for the telluric events that often affect the peninsula, as well as for its morphogenesis and many of its specific anthropological and cultural characteristics. The journey on foot traced the transmission path in reverse of the seismic waves that hit central Italy in 2016, in the attempt to create a ritual and apotropaic action reflecting on the state of crisis triggered by the earthquake. The notion of motus is explored and interpreted by Giorgio Andreotta Calò through the gesture of walking, in correspondence with telluric movement or terrae motus, which also travels over long distances like a call.

This book has been realized with the support of Lazio Region in the frame of the programme Arte sui cammini and of the project Meridiani, curated by Raffaella Frascarelli – Nomas Foundation, Rome