Would you ever say that an equation can change the way we live and think? Pythagoras and the Bible firmly believed in it. Then came the voices of Copernicus, Kepler, Leibniz, Newton, who confirmed that our ideas, our art, our relationship with the world are strongly linked to theway we count, weigh and measure.
In July of 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin achieved one of the most remarkable feats in the history of mankind; landing the Apollo Lunar Module on the surface of the moon. The world was glued to the television and radio, newspapers and magazines were packed with excited stories and extraordinary pictures. The Apollo mission touched ground poets had only reached in their most visionary dreams.
Onda is multidisciplinary: sound, seismic and electromagnetic waves. Onda is multiform: harmonic, rotational and gravitational waves.
Pythagoras had already noticed the transversal fascination of the waves when he maintained that from the observation of a single vibration of the monochord one could discover the microscopic aspects of sound propagation and at the same time study the laws that govern the entire universe.
If distance could be measured in cultural differences, then Japan would be much closer than we imagine. Botticelli’s Venus, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, lasagne, sushi, Japanese pagodas, Sassi di Matera (Matera’s Ancient Cave Dwellings), are just some of the wonders created by these two populations.
Lumen | Social Light is a light shining over Matera, to illuminate the past and future of Southern Italy. But there is more to it. The project consists of two parts, two different ways of producing a single great floodlight. Lumen rediscovers the ancient tradition of illuminations, made for the occasion by the Basilicata community and by some of the most important companies in this sector in Southern Italy.
Imagine a symphony orchestra composed of hundreds of elements: kestrels, white tuff, the eddies of Gravina, the slopes of Murgia, expanses of wild mallow. This is the story of Matera through the acoustic musical score of its places.