There are seven chakras and colors of the visible spectrum. The number 4 is located in the center, it is linked to the balance chakra, associated with the heart and the frequency of the green color; precisely in the middle as an essential junction, a trait d’union between the material and the spiritual sphere. In fact, "The Green Door" represents a passage, a Stargate between two dimensions. Metaphorically, the crossing of the Portal should be experienced as something that leads to awareness, an immersion with initiatory experimentation, a transit that goes from one dimension to another through a symbolic-experiential path. The interactive installation comes with the structure of a parallelepiped in its own right. Within this surface, long threads are articulated to which various objects are applied. Many of them are inspired by plant elements and extend over the entire height and width of the portal to give those who enter the feeling of "entering the green", thus alluding to entering an enchanted forest. The leaves conceived as a characterizing element of the work, built with different materials (wood, fabric and paper) and each one of a kind in terms of mold and color, were conceived by imitating and interpreting plants of classical symbolism: acanthus, laurel and ivy. Countless and evocative visual elements are outlined by the different shades of green of each hanging object-work, by the lights and reflections of gold leaf and mirrors that reverberate in the surrounding space, creating a special synaesthesia, where sound components of bells are distinguished ( applied to the wires) and background in which the 5th musical note vibrates perpetually. At the center of “La Porta Verde”, between visible and invisible, there is a small wax sculpture suspended in a transparent case that resembles a winged idol-goddess. This sculpture, together with real seed shoots, which are found both hanging and gathered in a symbolic square at the base of the portal under the sculpture, complete the re-generation symbolism to which the whole work alludes. Finally, a mirror is installed in the sloping ceiling of the portal; this reflects the work itself and the people who approach to enter it tacitly invoking the warning: "know yourself".
The work is conceived thanks to the project by Luca de Silva who sees his short story "Man from the well" transformed into a feature film. The installation "La Porta Verde" becomes the scenography of the fourth room in the screenplay of the film "Anìmula".
Seven are the chakras; Seven is the Buddhist number of completeness; Seven are the symbolic metals of the path of alchemical transmutation; Seven are the active powers of numerology (attraction, formation, repulsion, subsistence, nutrition, digestion and growth); There are seven rooms in a private library in which a man is called to tidy up and archive books and objects. This is where the short story L’uomo del Pozzo by Luca De Silva begins, from which the film directed by Sirio Zabberoni, scripted by Roberto Venturi, is based. The film, entitled Anìmula, tells the story of a man charged with setting up a private library consisting of seven rooms. The path of history enters the bowels of a real and metaphorical library well at the same time, in which visionary situations will develop that will lead man to acquire a self-awareness out of the ordinary, on a journey into the segments of the imaginary and of the unconscious. The Sette exhibition is part of the Anìmula project and was conceived as a dynamic and experiential space within the film environments, which house the installations created by seven artists and the animated video with which the film opens. The seven site-specific interventions represent elements of the scenography of the various rooms, with which man will relate in his extra-sensorial phase. Symbols, metaphors, elements of inner development, universal energies linked to the seven colors of the light spectrum: a color for each room, each color entrusted to an artist. And the feminine, understood as the first generative principle, is the founding fil rouge of the project that combines the work of the artists, exhibition, film and story. I imagined the fourth room as a space that can be symbolically crossed. On this surface, the elements that characterize the vegetation progressively alternate in long threads that extend for the entire height of the "portal" until they focus in the center in a small suspended wax sculpture that resembles a winged idol-goddess. A mirror is installed in the sloping ceiling of the "portal", so that the work itself and the people who approach it are reflected, so as to have the feeling of being "surrounded by greenery". The leaves were conceived by imitating and interpreting plants of classical symbolism: acanthus (prestige and well-being), laurel (glory and immortality) and ivy (continuity and fidelity). The leaves made for the installation were built with different materials (wood, fabric and paper), each of them is unique in its kind for mold and color; in addition to these, the work features numerous elements in gold leaf, small mirrors, lights and real seed buds. The shoots are, together with the small sculpture, the significant fulcrum of the work and, in addition to being hung in vertical threads, they are gathered in a symbolic square in the center of the structure, in the base of it, under the suspended sculpture. In addition to the evocative visual elements, characterized by the different colors, lights and reflections of them in the mirrors, another factor taken into consideration is the sound element: in fact, bells are applied to the wires that ring at their slightest oscillation in the air: The installation also includes a box with the recording of the vibration of the 5th musical note.