Dungeons of Villa Antica
“Porta delle Amadriadi”
(the Door of the Hamadryads)
The Hamadryads (Ἁμαδρυάδες, Hamadryádes), guardians of the sacred tree and inseparable from its destiny, are so intimate related to it that they are born, acquire its temperament, protect it and die when it withers, besides being revengeful to anyone who dares bring it down, even involuntarily.
The perception of their presence becomes stronger and stronger as you enter the dungeons: murmurs and whispers accompany you to the portal, the connection to their world, … which is also ours.
The “Porta delle Amadriadi” video installation is a reflection in the unconscious, a journey inside the tree symbolising the life of man, within ourselves, and our deep bond with nature.
Paolo Volonté | É Studio
Laveno Mombello (Va)