PANÓPTICA ROMA

Specific interventions in dialogue between on/offline territories in the city of Rome.
December, 2017.


The project consists in the production of several physical and virtual interventions: (OFFLINE) several zenithal fences with ecological fluorescent paint (also visible at night) on the floor of prisons, schools, squares and areas industrial sites around the city of ROME, and (ONLINE) Hacked images overlapped on public and guarded areas of Rome, in Google Earth Pro v.7.3.

The physical panopticon enters into a representational dialogue with the digital panopticon: the fences-network is only visible through the geo-navigator in the data space, but physically inhabits the field. While some fences (not all of them) have been produced and painted directly on the ground and asphalt, other have been overlapped on Google Earth. All the interventions were carried out in spaces that respond to the surveillance and control of the physical, cultural, symbolic and material production (prisons, schools, parks and workshops and factories) of the city of Rome.

This project has been exhibited at "HISPAM. Dalla periferia al centro". Instituto Cervantes de Roma (01/12 / 17-07 / 01/18), Rome, Italy.

Curatorship: Loredana Calvet and Francesca Lacroce (WALLS)


Single-channel Video Artwork
PANOPTIC (ON): DETECTING BROKEN NETTINGS on the asphalt of the city of ROME with Google Earth Pro v.7.3


Single-channel Video Artwork
PANOPTIC (OFF): A SITE SPECIFIC INTERVENTION by Santiago Morilla. MANDRIONE, ROMA, 04.12.2017

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