Fiorella Rizzo

Galleria Stefania Miscetti

In this installation, 22 upright steles made of red earth (sometimes tinted black) enclosed a sort of sacred, resonant space, like hermetic and indecipherable monoliths left behind by some ancient culture. The theme was the visualization of the mystery that surrounds the number 22, the emblematic cipher common to signs and symbols of diverse civilizations. There are 22 letters in the Latin and Hebrew alphabets, 22 books in the Old Testament, 22 chapters in the Apocalypse, 22 tarot cards, 22 prayers in the Avesta, 22 signs in the Syrian alphabet, 22 things that God generated during the six days of the creation, 22 days used to organize the world, according to a Mambara myth in Mali, and finally, 22 stars that guide the Matakam people.

These are mysterious correspondences that overcome temporal and spatial distances. And yet, in some fashion, they end up resonating in the subtle yet accessible

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