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to build a sand castle in the right place for an earthquake
2008

A urban intervention specifically conceived for Piazza Verdi, Bologna (IT)
handmade neon light, 2 Mosquito™ sound devices

A flickering neon structure recalls the imaginative symbol of jaws and transforms the architecture in an oral portal that everyday swallows up and drums out the gran vortex of all routes. The installatation includes the Mosquito™ (sonic technology in use all over Europe as a deterrent to microcrime of the youngest hoods) spreads sonic microwaves barely audibles by teenagers only. The Mosquito™ offers the prodigy of solemnity in a space rid of human beings.