Giordano Bruno

 

Experimental performance dedicated to Giordano Bruno. Giordano Bruno (1548 – February 17, 1600), born Filippo Bruno, was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer, who is best known as a proponent of the infinity of the universe. His cosmological theories went beyond the Copernican model in identifying the Sun as just one of an infinite number of independently moving heavenly bodies: he is the first man to have conceptualized the universe as a continuum where the stars we see at night are identical in nature to the Sun. He was burned at the stake by authorities in 1600 after the Roman Inquisition found him guilty of heresy. After his death he gained considerable fame; in the 19th and early 20th centuries, commentators focusing on his astronomical beliefs regarded him as a martyr for free thought and modern scientific ideas.

Project, text and direction by Lucia Falco. Suggestions assistance by Marcello Serafino. With Marcello Serafino, Giovanna Ducco and Lucia Falco. Light design by Marco Ferrero. Sound by Federico Ghironi.

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