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Tre Scenari sulla Percezione del Tempo - Atto I: La Memoria

Roma 00185, Via dei Volsci 165

Opening June 19th, 2021, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

The exhibition is open on Sundays by appointment,

from June 19th to September 19th 2021.


What are the past, the present and the future, if not mere products of our perception?

Is there a single never-changing reality perceived as such

by all human beings or are there multiple realities differing

from person to person? 

Is vision limited to the sense of shape, colour and movement,

or is it a multicomponential phenomenon that only marginally involves the eyes? 


On June 20th, 2021, Numero Cromatico opens to the public

Tre Scenari sulla Percezione del Tempo: La Memoria, La Visione, L’Attesa, an environmental and immersive exhibition project

by the collective, conceived as an ever-changing journey that proceeds in stages. The exhibited artworks and the exhibition itself will change as time goes by, starting from three main scenarios, three moments of activation for the viewers.

The public will thus be encouraged to come back and witness

the evolution and growth of the exhibition itself. 

It is not intended as an exhibition in the usual sense of the word, but rather as a multisensory aesthetic experience sparking from the group’s artistic and scientific research, which has been delving on these topics since 2011. 


The three stages of the exhibition - La Memoria, La Visione, L’Attesa - will be presented in sequence, from June 20th

to December 20th, 2021.

The chosen venue is a place that had been closed for many years and reopened for the occasion - a very peculiar space near

the Cimitero Monumentale del Verano in Rome, in the historical area of the marble workers. 

In the space designed by the collective various artefacts

will rotate, engaged in a dialogue with one another as well as with

the context, allowing the public to live a synesthetic and introspective experience. 

The venue itself becomes a work of art, a scenario, a private chapel that gathers and embeds various elements, leading

us to reflect on the relationship between artwork and spectator, human being and environment, nature and artifice. 

It is a project in which the basic dichotomy natural-artificial paves the way for coexistence, where technology is intended as

a means and not as an end, as a tool to build and not as an object

to represent. 


Throughout the duration of the exhibition an experiment

in neuroaesthetics will be carried out. Those interested in taking part in the experiment are kindly invited to book an appointment according to the guidelines posted on Numero Cromatico’s web pages.


«But even now it is manifest and clear that there are neither times, future nor times past. Thus it is not properly said that there

are three times, past, present, and future. Perhaps it might be said rightly that there are three times: a time present of things past;

a time present of things present; and a time present of things future. For these three do coexist somehow in the soul,

for otherwise I could not see them. The time present of things past

is memory; the time present of things present is direct experience;

the time present of things future is expectation».

(Sant’Agostino, Confessions, 398)

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