Artist Lucia Ghegu, in residence at Accademia di Romania in Roma, Rome 2020
”The importance of a gesture” is a work composed of a light installation, exposed at the border between the private space of the Accademia di Romania in Roma, and the public space, so that it can be seen from the street. Neon displays the past participle of the verb to see and it is open to interpretation.
During this strange period we live in, the most important freedom is to choose how we relate to what is happening, to the restrictions and what we choose to see. Thus, ”SEEN” is accompanied by a virtual map on which the artist marked and photographed 77 stone and marble pillars placed in the public space of Rome (especially in the central area), they represent a metaphor for the way things are seen and they are given meaning.