Guadà Piozzano, Strada Monteventano (PC)
A barn in the hills of Piacenza. A stone structure next to a farm building with large dimensions and high ceiling allowing to store hay above the animals. An abandoned and empty barn for a metamorphosis. The troughs on either side with their metal arches become rounded alcove supports for an imaginary cathedral. The wooden brackets spread around to shape a roof and the edges of small chapels placed end to end. In the middle there are arches – a lamp recess set where the stained glass windows once were and which serve the same purpose – providing light and summoning the imagination. A pure and crystalline light in this dusty space. In the centre at the back of the nave, a red heart with a flat wall light which reveals another alcove lamp which is upright, symbolising the altar. A place becomes another, live goes by and is revived differently. The enchantment of this location doesn’t stem from its structure nor its function, but from how it’s lived out. A tribute to life.