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InsideOut, the Pantheon becomes a Camera Obscura and celebrates people’s resistence

March 22, 2021
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InsideOut, the Pantheon becomes a Camera Obscura and celebrates people’s resistence

 

Due to the pandemic and the resulting lockdown, over night people were asked to reinvent completely themselves and accept the new normal.

Given that history demonstrated that humankind is a very strong species, that has the great power to adapt very quickly to new realities, InsideOut is the installation created by architect Cosimo Scotucci that aims to celebrate the people, their courage and attitude.

In fact, staying inside has been a time for soul-searching, many deepened their self consciousness, others discovered a new self: InsideOut visualize this introspection, mirroring the outside World inside, turning it upside down, completely subverting something that has been very known reveling a totally unexpected new beauty.

Thanks to a disk of 8 meters with a small hole of 12mm in the center is possible to turn the Pantheon in the larger Camera Obscura ever built; this will project on all the surfaces an upside down image of the outside.

The Camera, pointing towards the sky, will project an ever-changing image, depending on the weather, the time and the color of the sky: from a bleached foggy morning to a warm red sunset.

The Camera Obscura principle is very well-known concept since the Renascence: Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler among and many others described the principle in their codices on optics.

Thanks to InsideOut, for the first time in history we can use this tool to look at what is happening inside ourselves rather than simply project what surround us.