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RHUMA - Eritis Sicut Dei 2004

Installation 17x4 m, Centro Internazionale per l'Arte Contemporanea
Castello Colonna Genazzano, Rome 2006


Set of 300 panels, each of them (measuring 47x47 cm) made from a different fabric and with a brief text including a date and an identification number along the edge.
All information about the events written on the panels, events which occurred during the second half of the twentieth century, can be accessed both in alphabetical and in numerical order, consulting the homonymus book.


[...] Pure names and dates are given a form via a gesture. For precisely this reason they spread across the surface giving a deeper significance to words, once more affirming its own apotropaic value/quality, interrogating the names and their ability to evoke and narrate. The names are written in acrylic paint on squares of fabric that the artist has collected on her travels or found in her home. She has carefully cut the canvas, cotton, silk, and linen to make them into material, a skin on which to inscribe her work. Poor and precious textiles are placed one next to the other, each one with its different colors and patterns, with its history and culture concentrated in its own being [...]
E. Fiorani from: In the Name of Rhuma: by Libera's "Shroud-Banners" in Rhuma-Eritis Sicut Dei, Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2006