MASSIMO BURGIO

Burningmax

presents

breathe

A Land Art / Light art

Artivism project for

VILLA ADA

INCONTRA IL MONDO 2021

JUNE 27 – AUGUST 14 2021

ROME LAGHETTO DI VILLA ADA

AN INVITATION TO

BREATHE

Breathe to feel alive.

Breathe to finally relax after so much tension.

Breathe to enjoy the interaction with nature.

Breathe the social and musical atmosphere in safety.

Breathe to be healthy and sustainable.

Breathe to re-center and find yourself.

Breathe to find yourself in harmony with everything.

Breathe like the trees of the Villa Ada pond.

We just need to breathe now.

PROJECT INFO

“VILLA ADA: Roma incontra il mondo”, after last year’s covid stop, and after more than a year of lockdowns and social isolation, with all the social and psychological impact the pandemic has brought, offers an experience with a positive message of recovery, inviting the public of Estate Romana 2021 to “breathe”.

ARTIVISM

The project incorporates a message of social artivism (activism through art), that of the fight against racism, at an individual and systematic level, which goes hand in hand with a denunciation of “police brutality”.

Themes that, after having socially and culturally shook the United States thanks to the activism efforts of the black lives matter movement, especially after the murder of George Floyd last year, has taken on an international dimension which, given the national news, also affects Italy.

BREATHE’s social message is also:

No More “I CAN’T BREATHE”.

 

The installation is a tribute to the victims of the systematic racism in which all of human society is unfortunately involved, at every latitude of the planet.

 

#StopRacismEverywhere

#NoMorePoliceBrutality

#Breathe

MORE

The use of neon elements in the installation, even if in the LED version and not in classic neon glass, is a tribute to the contemporary research and languages of exponents of Italian Land Art and Arte Povera, in particular Mario Merz.

BREATHE

THIS IS A low resolution video, needed for making the loading time of the homepage faster. To watch this video and other BREATHE videos at higher resolution just check out the media gallery.

More pictures and videos will be shot over the next weeks of the festival, and will be published in the media gallery as soon as they will be available.

LIGHT BREATHING

MOODS

The colors of the trees’ breathing play with each other, while the trees breathe at different speeds, and with different colors – two per evening, in order to create a light mixing effect with psychedelic yet relaxing, almost meditative tones.

The colors will change according to the type of music that will be staged each night at the Villa Ada festival. See here below the chromatic associations set for the several musical styles the festival will feature all along this Estate Romana 2021.

The complete program of the concerts of Villa Ada: Roma Meet the World 2021 is available at the festival website VILLAADA.ORG/EVENTS.

GREEN + BROWN

ACOUSTIC sounds

BLUE + GREEN

JAZZY sounds

TEAL + GOLD

URBAN sounds

PINK + ORANGE

WORLD sounds

DEEP BLUE + DEEP RED

ROCK sounds

ACID  GREEN + VIOLET

experimental sounds

meters NEON LED

Trees on a lake

LED DMX lights

Days on show

SECRET GARDEN

Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details

where is it?

LOCATION

The installation occupies the west side of the little island (peninsula) of the VILLA ADA lake. Access the park from the entrance in Via Ponte Salario (Laghetto Villa Ada).

The installation is visible from sunset until the end of the concerts scheduled each night at the festival.

The installation can only be observed in its complex from the shore opposite the islet, and it won’t be necessary to access the festival area.

However, breathing with the trees while being immersed in colors is something worth to be experienced from within.

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Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail

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Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
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Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
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Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
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Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail
Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Art installation detail

Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details

MASSIMO BURGIO AKA BURNINGMAX

Massimo Burgio (aka Burningmax) is a Rome-based artist an musician mostly operating within the Burning Man community, but also often engaged in artivism actions dedicated to topics and places that need social attention.

Check out the buttons below to learn more about the artist and his previous work (bio in italian, website in english).

WHAT? WAIT!

DID YOU MENTIONED A “SECRET GARDEN”?

Yes. inside the Villa Ada park I’ve built a very Secret Garden that manifests only after dark with hundreds of magical lights, all solar powered, that create a magical secret garden right out the deep darkness of the woods.

The Secret Garden is very hard to find, and I’m not revealing in which area of the vast Villa ada park it is located, sorry, a secret is a secret.

I can just say that only very adventurous people will be able to find it. The Secret Garden is far from any pedestrian and bicycle route, and to get there you will need to go off-trail and start climbing up one of the hills of the park. 

Even if somebody manages to stroll by the spot during the day, the Secret Garden won’t be visible, as the solar powered lights are very well hidden, and will also be off during the day. The lights are equipped with a light sensor that will switch the lights on only when it gets dark – and hanging out off-trail in the woods, climbing hills in the dark it is a dangerous activity, not suitable for anyone.

Will you find the Secret Garden? I hope so, I built it so that a few lucky people will be able to enjoy it. If you do, take a selfie and post it on my social media. If you cannot find the secret garden, you can still enjoy a photo gallery.

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Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | The Secret Garden

 

QR CODE STICKER

YOU MIGHT hAVE SEEN THIS AROUND ROME

Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | QR CODE

420 stickers with this QR code have been placed around town in Rome.

No need to scan the QR code if you are already here, AS the code in the sticker takes curious people to this website.

But the QR code design is lovely, so why not adding it to the project website?

 

Burningmax: Breathe | Art installation | Villa Ada lake, Rome Italy | Installation details

Thank you

thank you to Giuseppe Giannetti, Riccardo Gessini and the Villa Ada festival crew, artists and attendees. Special thanks to Caroline Westberg for some of the best pictures on this site.

Breathe

A land art

light art

artivism

project by

Burningmax

for Villa Ada: Roma Incontra il Mondo – Estate Romana 2021

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