Sedition is delighted to release Francesca Fini's latest project; A Dream in Stone, a project that turns the amazing Renaissance frescoes of a Medieval castle near Rome; the Rocca Sinibalda Castle, into a cutting-edge digital Art collection. A Dream in Stone, is a special collection that is made up of 8 video artworks, each inspired by a key SciFi theme: Earth after the vanishing of humanity.
One of the fascinating castles in Italy, a Renaissance architectural achievement in its own right, the Rocca Sinibalda Castle has hosted, over the centuries, highly innovative artists, architects, saints, writers, poets, utopians, patrons of the arts and many more. Spearheading modernity, the Castle has now turned digital. The four editions of its art residency and festival Endecameron have been steering towards digital art. As the driving force of this project, the internationally known video artist, Francesca Fini has become a protagonist and the curator of the castle’s current artistic identity: digital humanism through digital video art.
"In this digital art collection, you’ll be visiting an alien planet. On this planet all the dreams, all the paintings, all the statues, all the poems of humanity have been collected and stored by an alien intelligence, turning this planet into a sort of museum of humanity. We could be in a time where our planet is not there anymore, where humanity is not there anymore or even in a time before humanity, before our planet. And these relics, these dreams, these paintings, these statues, these artworks from humanity have been wondering in deep space for a long time. When this alien intelligence found them floating among stars, among planets, among galaxies, they collected them and they stored them into this planet: the museum of humanity."
The sale proceeds from the collections will concur to the long-awaited restoration of the Girolamo Muziano’s 1553 frescoes. A fraction of the proceeds is due to remunerate the artist for her July 2022 residence at the Castle while creating the collection.