Comum Oppidum



1 channel MiniDV Color Video

Lenght: 04:54 min. 1 channel,

With Paolo Pennuti (SHOGGOTH)


Comum oppidum was made during the “corso aperto” event of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como. The idea was related to the noticeable lack of cultural roots of the city itself. The intervention consisted in the re-location in the city centre of the images of the ancient settlement of Como shot at night inside the Spina Verde national park. The roman army’s arrival completely erased the previous culture, located on the hill, and then established a new town in the place where Como is today. It’s not left much of the ancient civilization but our torch was able to light up the clues of it’s existence and give the public a strong affiliation with their native origins.