SPIRITI N. 1
Dawn. We tried to catch that fleeting moment which divides night from day. In less than an hour everything changes. The sleeping world awakes. The building site opens its doors. The men slowly amble toward its gates. Movement begins.
SPIRITI N. 2
From the noise, dust, sweat and clanging, we tried to extract a moment of stillness and contemplation, to separate the individuals from the building’s site collective anonymity and to preserve the memory of the men behind the work.
SPIRITI N. 3
A day of work is ending. Workers have left the ‘Haunted House’ for the day. They leave behind a few remains in the empty rooms. Placed randomly in these void spaces, enfolded by silence, these tools and devices become ready-mades, evoking in us a vision of the near future these rooms will embrace.
SPIRITI N. 4
Amid the confusion of a building site where everything is movement and permanent change, striking images sometimes appear for the merest of instants. Extracted from their context, the power of their suggestion grows.
SPIRITI N. 5
Lights, rhythm, sequences and scale. The space, coming to life, plays its abstract harmony and sings its own mystery.
SPIRITI N. 6
Despite all the prosthesis men have invented to be stronger, to dig deeper, to go higher, to go further its own limits, the smallest denominator and the most indispensable tool remains the hand on which everything holds.
SPIRITI N. 7
In the darkness of the future cinema hall, a welder is at work. The flickering lightning foreshadows the fragile magic of image which will illuminate the space in a few weeks. A vision of the archaic origins of cinema...
SPIRITI N. 8
In the microcosm of a building site where everything is action and gesture, through an attentive observation one can perceive the single act as a movement within a collective symphony.
SPIRITI N. 9
Deserted and silent during the workers' lunch break, the site is resting. A rare moment in the frantic speed of the last days of works before the opening.
SPIRITI N. 10
Crossing a corridor of light, silhouettes transform scaffolding into a cathedral of metal.
SPIRITI N. 11
The unfinished space already exhibits a strange temporal dialogue between the statues’ spectral silhouettes, fixed in their ancient immobility, and the bustle of the moving bodies.
SPIRITI N. 12
When architecture plays to be a stage set, Jacques Tati is never that faraway...
SPIRITI N. 13
Wandering through his memories, the ex-owner takes us in his old house. After having been a distillery, the site became an important freight depot linked to the railways just behind. The future museum listens to its past.
SPIRITI N. 14
Set-up of the work “Lost Love” by Damien Hirst (1999). A surrealistic mute dialogue.
SPIRITI N. 15
Golden dust of the last brushstrokes on the ‘Haunted House’.