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Gea Casolaro, "Mille e una di queste notti", 2011-2012 Video, colore, suono 00:22:57 Donazione dell’artista
Saturday 13 April 2024 at 19:00 - 20:00

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MAXXI L’Aquila, Voliera Hall
free admission by reservation via online form subject to availability

Fifteen years after the tragic event of the L’Aquila earthquake, a tribute to the wound left to the city and a wish for rebirth and hope

The artist recounts the great void left by the tragic event of the L’Aquila earthquake, exactly one thousand nights and one day later, to pay tribute to the wounded city. Casolaro chooses to shoot the film on New Year’s Eve: a night of balance sheets, good intentions and renewed hope. According to the artist’s thinking, poetry is the only thing we have left after destruction, ruin, and defeat: poetry is the material from which to begin rebuilding hope. Therefore, he concludes the video by wishing for rebirth: “Rebuild L’Aquila, for those who have been left in darkness since April 6, 2009. And for all those who, since then, have come into the light.”



Gea Casolaro artist
Nora Concordia President of the Soroptimist Club L’Aquila


Gea Casolaro

Lives between Rome and Paris. Her work of twenty years investigates, through photography, video and writing, our relationship with images, current events, society, and history. Her research aims to activate a permanent dialogue between experiences and people.

Mille e una di queste notti, 2011-2012
Video, color, sound
Donation of the artist


under the patronage of the City of L’Aquila
in collaboration with the L’Aquila section of Soroptimist and Lanterna Magica