Outdoor Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation

Civita di Bagnoregio

CETHA | Grimanesa Amoros | Palazzo Colesanti, Viterbo, Italy 2019


Media: LEDs, reflective material, custom lighting sequence, and electrical hardware.

15 ft x 10 ft x 5 ft

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

The dazzling strength of the morning sun beaming off the Civita di Bagnoregio square echoes through time to the Etruscans, an ancient civilization who built the city. The remnants of their culture still linger, intermingling with the contemporary bustle of my new surroundings. Human history compacts on a cosmic timeline; the rising and setting of our star fluidly connects one moment in history to the next. CETHA, translating to “sun” in Etruscan, contemplates this celestial omnipresence in burning red, providing visitors with a symbolic link with which to engage the town’s heritage.