SS 9 – Strada Stellare 9
Strada Stellare 9 is an incessant rambling on the Via Emilia that becomes the pretext for a cosmic road trip. An occasion to reflect on the concept of distance, which in this case takes the form of perpetual motion. An ongoing journey from Rimini to Piacenza and back, through the contemporary landscape of the Po valley in which the signs of complexity are stratified. From a remote past to a possible future, in the span of just a few kilometres. Ruins of the rural culture mix with the new scenarios made of multiplex cinemas, roundabouts, hypermarkets, and then glimpses of sublime nature and centuries-old art. An account with an alternation of encounters with solitary subjects illuminated by the alien light from the depths of space and, as if by magic, the road projects its imprints into the celestial vault, in a play of infinite overturnings.
Davide Tranchina’s project is part of the group exhibition 2016. Nuove esplorazioni, curated by Diane Dufour, Elio Grazioli and Walter Guadagnini.