‘Caseddu Vacante’ is Alberonero‘s last project for the Viavai project in Salento, Italy, presenting in this occasion an interesting study of colours, surfaces and keeping up his fascination for basic geometric shapes like the square. His pieces talk about balance and harmony, and ‘Caseddu Vacante’ as this new installation was titled is no exception.
‘Caseddu Vacante’, a structure of 2,50 x 3,70m, was made of Lecce stone slabs and mirrors of 24 x 24 cm each. The mirrors reflect the surrounding nature, making the structure underneath ‘invisible’ by transforming itself according to both weather conditions and the viewer’s perspective view. A truly interesting piece and probably one of my favourites so far.

Study of an abandoned landscape in Salento
Empty new surface – old dense architecture, twenty one reflections become images through the dissolution of the building. The plane of rupture falls and touches the stone polygon on seven diagonally laid points, respecting the pre-existing symmetry. The process of intersection generates emptiness and mimesis with the environment, the disappearance of the constructed is accompanied by the apparition of the context and by the sensation of emptiness. What remains of the building continuously transforms itself, guided by the changes in the surrounding environment. – Alberonero

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Images by Matteo Bandiello


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.

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  1. Saxon

    Bravo. I really love this. You share such unique art. The photos really represent this so well too. I am learning a lot about Italy’s contemporary artists from your posts. Thank you.

    • FCA FCA

      not always, but often. I like artworks that contribute with something interesting, something refreshing and Italy has a lot to offer : )