.Alfredo Rampi was an Italian child who was the victim of a tragic event on 10 June 1.
A well, a tunnel of earth. The fall, the darkness, the impossibility of movement in situations without our contr.
At about 7:00pm on that day, Alfredino fell into an artesian aquifer which was only 30 centimeters wide however 80 meters deep. Rescuers tried desperately to save him making this a notorious media event. It was the first time in Italy that a live outside broadcast had attracted millions of people following the events on TV”.
This was the beginning of a “Pain tv”. Entire families were unhealthily glued to the television screen. The voice of Alfredino Rampi was captured with a microphone lowered into the well and sent to unified networks. Television made a terrible use of a tragic of pain.
Thousands of people are buried under the earth. Thousands of desires are still there. Everywhere there are cavities and it is so complicated to escape; but it is possible. A project about the feeling we get from the ground, the fear and the capacity to preserve the hopes.
A silent way to remember others pain.
The poster of the solo exhibition "Le rose di Alfredo", in occasion of the event "Medien zwischen Partizipation und Manipulation" with Walter Veltroni, at the Italian Culture Institute of Berlin.