B U C O B I A N C O
(W h i t e H o l e)
a project by Luigi De Angelis and Sergio Policicchio
“A white hole, in general relativity, is a hypothetical region of spacetime which cannot be entered from the outside, but from which matter and light have the ability to esca- pe. From this point of view it is the opposite of a black hole, which can be entered from the outside, but from which nothing, not even light, has the ability to escape. Hence, someone thinks that white holes might be the far end of a spacetime tunnel connecting a black hole with very distant regions of the universe or even with other universes.”
The project is meant to inquire, by means of a vast mapping operation, into a urban area’s body of sound. Ravenna is a geographically unique town which presents itself to the eyes of a stranger as an elusive, irreducible, immeasurable, labyrinthine body. Plunged into the waters starting from the name itself (Ravenna, “flowing of waters”), Ravenna’s body of sound has always been changing, it rushes towards the sea and at the very same time it sinks into itself. Following the trajectories of animals, dwelling upon their kingdoms, mostly hidden and parallel to the flow of contemporary life, the project attempts to compose, by means of the lenticular technique of micro-mosaic, a thin body of sound of very ancient origin, which passes over the physical and time borders of the town, its towers, its walls, its barriers. An imaginal and sound body, suspended over the perpetual comings and goings of waters between the swamps and the sea, a body like bellows which opposite forces flow through, with its door on the sea open on infinity.