Enel Contemporanea 2007

In 2007 Enel Contemporanea was born with the first series of public art projects dedicated to the theme of energy with installations for the city of Rome by three international artists.
The project is promoted by Enel and the City of Rome  and curated by Francesco Bonami . The inaugural edition brought installations by three international artists - Angela Bulloch (English), Jeppe Hein (Danish) and Patrick Tuttofuoco (Italian) – in three different symbolic settings of the city and in different times of the year.
 
1. Angela Bulloch
Repeat Refrain
Ara Pacis, Rome, May 2007
Starting from the historical and architectural foundations of Ara Pacis, a symbolic place in Rome, the artist considers the best way to get in touch and be in harmony with it. Angela Bulloch imagines an aerostatic balloon 15.70 meters round and 5 meters wide and places it on the roof of the museum, next to the altar. The balloon becomes a symbol elevated to an offering object to honor the history of Ara. The work of art comes to life thanks to images and plays of light and shadows that hint at suggestive visions of the lunar cycle. A series of videos and slides collected by the artist in different observatories, are projected on the work.
 
2. Patrick Tuttofuoco
Future City
Piazza del Popolo, Rome, October 2007
Patrick Tuttofuoco created a new energy flow for Enel Contemporanea, conferring a emblematic Roman square with an innovative, historical, artistic and temporal meaning. With the phrase Rome 18th of October 2007 to set the boundary between past and future, the artist soundly separates the three different moments. Although characterized by the idea of future as a site in constant evolution, the work lives in the present on the opening day, when it interacts with the public, but then it quickly becomes past. Future City leaves us wondering about the idea of a future full of energy that needs to be investigated.
 
3. Jeppe Hein
Hexagonal Water Pavilion
Piazza Damiano Sauli, Garbatella, Rome, June 2007
Hexagonal Water Pavilion 2007 is an original fountain full of undisclosed surprises. Nonstop games and water jets create different spaces, making new territories and setting boundaries with 2.5-meter-high water walls, throwing the viewer into traps, streets and ever changing pathways, hideouts, security and dangerous zones, prohibitive corridors or sudden shelters. The artist invites the viewer to interact with his work of art, not only mentally but also physically, and to take part into the community game.


1. Angela Bulloch




2. Patrick Tuttofuoco




3. Jeppe Hein