L'artista durante la giornata di inaugurazione, ha chiesto la partecipazione dei cittadini chiedendo loro di compiere micro azioni performative di interazione con l'opera.
SOFFERTE ONDE SERENE (Deeply-felt serene waves) is a site-specific work - a surface to lie on to reflect or to sit on with others in a materialization of the act of being together - which symbolically combines the memory of the city of L'Aquila's past with a vision of the future. The work is inspired by Sofferte onde serene, a citation from the title of a 1976 piece by the composer Luigi Nono, and the wave concept is the leitmotiv of the work, both conceptually and formally.The seismic waves originated by a sudden upheaval in the earth's crust manifest themselves in the shaking of the earth itself, and the areas affected are referred to as seismic craters. The definition brings to mind another natural phenomenon, volcanic eruption. An earthquake and a volcanic eruption share the same expulsive motion, which originates from the inside to manifest itself on the outside. As it manifests itself, a volcanic eruption destroys but also builds insofar as it produces solid matter: namely lava which, after cooling, solidifies to create lava stone. The block of lava stone from which the work is made has rough sides and a surface that reproduces the undulating motion of the profiles of two reclining bodies.The aim is to shift the wave concept from the seismic to the hospitable, to the idea of a wave on which one can sit or lie down in an imaginary of peace and quiet.
On the day of the inauguration, the artist asked citizens to participate through performative micro-interactions with the work.