The Obelisk

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori 2012

The Obelisk symbolises a metaphorical exploration of the magical side of diagrams and their role of visualising facts as an attempt of objectifying, organising and defining reality. Scanning online news websites in real-time, the artwork changes from opaque to transparent, according to the amount of references to the four main crimes against peace (genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and crimes of war), as they were codified during the Nuremberg trials and which can still be found in today’s online news. It reminds us that the road to peace is still long.


Paint, elctro-reactive polymer sculpture, internet connection


Data as Culture 2012
July 2012 - March 2013 at the Open Data Institute

Data Types

Anonymised, Real-time, Retrieved, Shared, Social

About the Artist

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori’s work is concerned with the individual and the group from a social, historical and cultural perspective focusing around the relationship existing between corporate systems and the language of the interior in the postmodern…
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