bleu du cieli
3 metres deep and 10 metres in diameter
blue of noon — The sculpture disappears in the landscape. Only a black line is visible from afar. As one approaches, the line gradually turns into a crater. It is like a negative shape that reaches into the earth. The crater has been covered by hand with a thin layer of asphalt. The asphalt remains porous. It absorbs warmth, becomes softer and then hardens again. It smells of tar. The crater is 3 metres deep and 10 metres in diameter; it has irregular step-like indentations down which visitors can climb. Standing at the bottom, one sees only the sky overhead. The black circle reaches from one corner of the eye to the other. Despite the rough surface and the steep walls of the hole, it is pleasant to be standing below the surface of the earth. The body is supported. It is quiet. In the beginning the layer of asphalt was very shiny and inviting like velvet. Affected by the weather and groundwater, the sculpture deteriorated and has now disappeared altogether.