Caronte #1 – L´Il e Flottante

Caronte #1 – L´Il e Flottante, 2012

Francesco Bertelé, Eddie Spanier
‘with the technical support of the archeoceramist Massimiliano Petrini’

Sinopale 4, “Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupted Information”
Curator: Francesco Ragazzi, Francesco Urbano

L’Ile flottante (floating isle) is the story of a floating monument that appeared in the open sea, between the shores of the Black Sea, close to the city of Sinop. An ancient salvaged stone artifact that emerged from the waters, and miraculously was floating on the surface of the water. It is an iridescent, living symbol of contemporary mythology. The more or less controlled diffusion of rumors and visions capable of feeding the collective imagination has also then contributed to the construction of its legendary memory. This artistic operation is located right in the “corrupted information” era. Nevertheless, fiction is not predominant, but rather the honest misunderstanding of reality, which we find at the foundation of every story.