The project aims to start a widespread story that will probe the relationship of the history and spaces of the Caccia al Piano winery, a dialogue conditioned along an axis of interventions by artists invited to showcase, through their site- and project-specific works, the intimate connection one can posit between the movements of the cosmos and the process of vinification.
The exhibition path, with the vineyards as its point of departure, proceeds through the panoramic observation tower and concludes at the barrel cellar a journey that has as its inspiration and model the life-cycle marked by the revolution of the heavenly vault from which everything is born and takes its origin; it then proceeds inside, through some of the more intimate spaces of the wine cellar, and guides the visitor to experience, savour and understand the place where the winemaking process takes place. In the same way that the collaboration between man and nature makes possible the genesis of a sustainable chain of production, so does the artistic dialogue between this locus and the artworks that underscore the values of this relationship guide the visitor through a bi-valent narrative in which the visual, auditory, and poetic interventions act as an exemplary and dialogic foil to nature and the products it gifts, a natural system that seamlessly integrates itself into the external and internal spaces of this place, with the result that it becomes a font of inspiration for future vinification.
The heavenly sphere, represented in the exhibited artworks, becomes both symbol and perfect marriage between reality and imagination, with Planet Earth finding its true role within that cosmic reality; this enables it in turn, from a new-found vantage point, to narrate the wine-making process in its progression of endless encyclement, so similar to that of the terrestrial globe around its own axis.
Along the outside circuit of the vineyards, the true engine of life in the Bolgheri growing area, suddenly rises SOLE (Sun), a brass arch that functions as both point of arrival and of departure. The artist conceived it as a connecting passage between the earth and the cosmos, its brass gleaming in the dark frame of vineyards and cypresses as a shining universal symbol.
A suspended complex of sculpted bodies, occupying an internal space usually used to storage the oak barrels, creates an independent planetary system in which the central glass component, emanating beams of pulsating light, evokes the working of the Solar System, now transported into a parallel universe.
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Circling the tower as one ascends, in a symbolic attempt to scale the cosmos with its satellites, one meets a series of paintings on canvas whose purpose is to more closely resemble portraits of the moon rather than the landscapes in which it appears.
The objective of this series of art-works, created for Caccia al Piano, is to offer a meditation zone before one gains the highest point of the estate.
On its rooftop rises Ettore Favini’s artwork dedicated to the moon, the quintessential satellite that regulates planet earth’s magnetic forces and biological rhythms. This piece, specifically designed, is a tribute to the cosmos and to all of nature’s movements conditioned by the lunar cycle.
The environmental installation attempts to translate the motion of the billions of stars of the Milky Way that pass above us into an automatic musical composition. Through the universal language of sound, the goal of the work is to highlight the isolation of our planet from the rest of the Galaxy.