The dream catcher

The Dream Catcher is a sculpture that was especially created to be placed within the sixteenth-century tower of the Duomo di Pietrasanta and is made up of a bunch of tangled wires and electronic devices. In the same way that indigenous north American cultures would hang up dream catchers to protect and watch over sleeping children, this one instead reminds us how vulnerable our current situation is, now that we have become such compulsive and irresponsible consumers, and how we regress to a childlike state whenever we encounter cool new technological equipment and gadgets that are constantly being upgraded and updated and which we feel we absolutely must own and cannot live without; these devices are ever-present in our everyday lives and watch over us like surveillance cameras.

Dario Tironi,  Steel, electrical cables, electronic devices, fluorescent colours, uv lighting, cm100x75x340,  2016,  Torre campanaria, Duomo di Pietrasanta (IT)