An everlasting, poetic homage, an elegiac idea, simple but yet brilliant (To the man of genius it is the sun which reveals the world”, Arthur Schopenhauer).
The Hotel finds itself on the Riviera del Conero, and it’s illuminated by the eastern Sun at dawn. The idea starts from here: the Hotel’s facade has been used as a blackboard and the light, as with a sundial, writes “mutant words” on the walls. Ephemeral words that are meant to be born during the day and to disappear as soon as the sun goes down.
The overall effect is mesmerizing: as the sun reaches the highest point in the sky, all these words become visible and create a wonderful effect, as long as the sun shines. When the sunset approaches, the words slowly fade away. These poems are only visible for few hours a day, and give back the sensitivity of time running out. Indefinite words that mutate with time and shadows, they choose poetry as their own language.
On two of three facades of Hotel Brigantino some verses by Giacomo Leopardi are to be read, a dutiful tribute to the great poet from Recanati: “Amidst this immensity my thought drowns: and to flounder in this sea is sweet to me”.
Some other quotes, dedicated to the Sea and the Sun are inspired by great Italian and International authors, among them: “The Sea unites the Countries that it separates” by Alexander Pope; “Only Music can equal the Sea” by Albert Camus; “Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world, pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it’s evening” by Salvatore Quasimodo.
In line with the social liveliness of Il Brigantino, the guests are involved by the installation through the activity #unpostalsole (that means “a place in the sun” but it’s also a word pun with the word “post” and “posto” – place).