On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its opening (1973), the Remo Brindisi House Museum in Lido di Spina, Comacchio, hosted the intervention of the Italian-Swedish artist Duilio Forte.
From the 15 20 2013 July in the garden of the Casa Museo Remo Brindisi AtelierFORTE realized Sleipnir ArgusThe 28 ° exemplary series Sleipnir, installations inspired by the wooden horse of Odin.
Duilio Forte continues a artistic research that combines sculpture and architectureCreating monumental structures usable, "habitable". A strong bond with nature, a romantic spirit and anticlassical characterizes his work. His approach to design is organic, as a spontaneous growth of the structures. The relationship with nature is magical and echoes an ancient animist spirit linked to Norse mythology, from whom the call to Sleipnir, the horse of Odin.
Sleipnir Argus owes its name to the Greek ship Argo. Mythology has it that the ancient city of Spina, flourishing in Etruscan, was founded by the descendants of the Argonauts, the 50 Greek heroes traveling on the ship.
The structure, made of spruce and pine impregnated, is 12 meters high and was built through a participatory workshop. The interiors have been designed to accommodate a kiosk accessible to visitors of the museum.
Through this project, the municipal administration of Comacchio intends to deliver a virtuous example of building the territory, turning, for technical interest, promotion and communication of this initiative to builders, architects, tour operators and, to artistic, to many tourists along the coast.
Photo: Andrea Samaritans