The National Roman Museum presents in the Crypta Balbi headquarters Eternal struggle of my desire, a Chromatic Number project curated by Spazio Taverna (Marco Bassan and Ludovico Pratesi).
From 12 November to 11 December 2022 the National Roman Museum hosts the Eternal struggle of my desire project at the Crypta Balbi headquarters, conceived by Numero Cromatico, one of the most interesting artistic realities of the contemporary art scene, now active in the area for 11 years. international. The exhibition is part of the Spazio Taverna project on the reactivation of the Genius Loci through the contamination between contemporary art and archeology.
The collective presents a widespread project in the underground archaeological areas of the Crypta Balbi , linking unpublished works from the series Tapestries (2021-ongoing) with the history of the place and its particular architectural morphology.
The research of Numero Cromatico moves from the mechanisms of human perception in relation to the work of art, to the design of environments and multisensory paths, up to the use of natural materials and artificial intelligences for the construction of ambiguous and activating devices for the observer.
The exhibition is designed ad hoc for the museum spaces and presents a path that opens with a large work placed in the main atrium of the site. On the tactile surface of the work there is a text generated by ILY, an Artificial Intelligence instructed by the Chromatic Number to produce love poems. Inside the underground rooms of the Museum are arranged, hidden and inserted further works of different sizes with textual content which, as autonomous entities, are addressed directly to the observer.