On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Roberto Ghezzi realizes for Cristallino the
LIMEN project, an installation located along the banks of the Savio river in Cesena. The work wants to be
a tracing of the organic life of the river, with the aim of offering an intensive image of its course.
Composed of eight large canvases, the installation remained active for five months, starting in October
2018 in February 2019, allowing the nature and climatic variations of the environment to act on the
The experience was that of a project developed on a specific natural milieu, which of this
he intended to grasp not only the hypothetical representation but the metaphysical threshold – almost favoring it
the input of a geography of the deep. Leading us in this adventure was also the desire to reflect
on our landscape heritage in dynamic terms, trying to activate a real interaction with the
places, to show their unprecedented, mysterious resonance.
The Naturographies of Roberto Ghezzi are works that are born from an effective collaboration, from a true and
own doublebind between man and the environment. His research does not propose to give us back the iconography
landscape. Instead, it accepts its fundamental otherness, establishing a relationship with the objective element
dialectic: it is nature that impresses its mark on a support that the artist thinks, installs and monitors in
intended space (mainly rivers and lakes), thus officiating a strange combination of choice
aesthetic / operative, natural element and visual frame.
The outcome is incredibly evocative micro-landscapes, in which the infinitesimal – herbaceous rhizomes, algae,
lichens, cyanobacteria – any organism able to run aground and find a home in the folds of a
fabric, acquires a miraculous pictorial evidence.
Written by nature, the works of Roberto Ghezzi are an inclusive impression (material, physical, graphic) of the
atmospheric model of a portion of landscape: of this atmosphere they preserve lexicon and syntax, ne
testify to the time and circumstances, that secret code that hardly our diagnostic workshops and
genetics assume they can be deciphered. This is something that binds us to the dawn of Greek thought, ai
dawn of our thought. Half ta physikà.