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Le Terme, a large-scale temporary time-based site-specific artwork

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Wolfgang Weileder


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SOLO PROJECT: Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan: Le terme a large-scale temporary time-based site-specific artwork was constructed from 16 -31 Oct 08 at Piazza Oberdan, Milan. Builders from R. Bau UK aided by architecture students from Politecnico di Milan simultaneously constructed and de-constructed a section of Diurno Venezea, a derelict 1920’s public bathhouse at Piazza Oberdan. The historical architecture that lies forgotten underneath the surface was revealed in a performative gesture. The sculpture directly referenced shape and scale of the bathhouse below (five metres high and sixty metres long). Whilst reflecting the permanence and immobility of the remains below, Le Terme is a structure of constant movement where walls appear and disappear and the construction of the monumental becomes a visible experience, encouraging a public discussion about the city's forgotten spaces. The project was commissioned by Ciocca Arte Contemporanea and supported by The City of Milan, Provincia di Milano, R.Bau Sunderland, South Tyneside College, Politecnico di Milano, Layher Italy, Assab One Milan and the Arts Council England. SOLO EXHIBITION: Le Terme e La Sirena, Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan Italy 2009. A series of long-exposure photographs and a time-lapse movie recorded during the project is exhibited from 5 Feb - 9 April 09 at Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan.

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Artist(s): Weileder W

Publication type: Artefact

Publication status: Published

Year: 2008

Venue: Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Location: Piazza Oberdan, Milan, Italy

Source Publication Date: 2008-10-16

Type of Work: Sculpture