Working with painting, sculpture, installation and video, Cristiano Carotti develops his research on the most extreme consequences of social dynamics, focusing on the study of the archetypical power of symbols on communities.
The new body of work forms part of his latest research on the new role of the Mediterranean Sea and the most recent migration flows connected with it.
Starting from some leitmotifs of the classical myths, Carotti reflects on the overwhelmed responses of the public opinion and on the threatening symbol that the sea has become once again. In Greco-Roman mythology the terrible monsters that inhabited the Mediterranean were functional to keep the sailors away from the most dangerous areas. But today, words such as “invasion” and “conquer” took the place of “shipwreck” and “whirlpool” as part of the new vocabulary of the fear where the water is no more the main enemy.