PRO DOMO TUA
set design & video installation
16 march- 30 june 2018: Bomhuset – Museum for Miniature Art
concept & direction: Giuseppe L. Bonifati
video & architectural media: by Stefano di Buduo (AESOP Studio)
set design: Mette Sandholt
In 58 BC, Marco Tullio Cicerone, political man, but also orator, philosopher and literate, was sent to exile for have sentenced to death (while he was Consul in Rome) the followers of Senator Lucio Sergio Catilina. In that investigation, Cicero was accused of not respecting the constitutional procedure. It was in fact a summary trial whose condemnation of death was not confirmed by the tribesmen of the plebs. So Cicero, exiled, suffered also the confiscation of the property. On the area of the sumptuous “domus” that had been built on the Palatine, was built instead a “Temple of Freedom”. Being freed in the following year, when he returned to Rome, Cicerone tried immediately to obtain further compensation from the State for the destroyed house and its rebuilding at public expenses. From that time, “De domo sua” (or “pro domo sua”) has become the flag – even in politics – for whom speaks exclusively in defence of his personal interests.
Starting from these historical premises, in the new artistic exhibition “Pro Domo Tua” we will see subliminally in one only figure (a contemporary bull-fighter) the symbiosis of different leaders truly existed, creating a walking path around the “house” with the people visiting the exhibition. We will try to overturn their expectations and own personal interests.
The set-design will transform the oldest house and museum of Holstebro in a 24/24 h video-installation and a dreamlike showcase, through an operation of architectural media. Inside the “domus” there will be installed 5 video panels; each video-chapter will be projected out in a window of Bomhuset. The work will focus on the impact and influence that art may have on politics. Or viceversa.
in partnership with
DOO performing arts group / Aesop Studio
Municipality of Holstebro / Færch Fonden
in collaboration with
Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Bergen Begravelse, Hundborg Kirke, DK Kød ApS