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Šuillakku, the sound work conceived by Roberto Cuoghi for the exhibition at Rivoli, is the result of this latest metamorphosis on the part of the artist. Changing his thoughts and multiplying them into those of some hundreds of ancient Assyrians, Cuoghi shares their anxieties and beliefs, resolving them in a lamentation addressed to the gods. Pronounced “shoe-ee-lah-coo,” the title refers to a prayer position in which one hand is raised, practiced by the ancient Assyrians and accompanied by a choral union of noises, music, and chants, which Cuoghi hypothesizes might be the response of the survivors to the gravity of the moment. 

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Šuillakku , l’opera sonora ideata da Roberto Cuoghi per la mostra a Rivoli è il frutto di quest’ultima metamorfosi dell’artista. Mutando i propri pensieri e moltiplicandoli in quelli di alcune centinaia di Assiri, Cuoghi ne condivide le ansie e le credenze, risolvendole in una lamentazione rivolta agli dei. Pronunciato sciuilaqu, il titolo si riferisce a una posizione di preghiera con la mano alzata, praticata dagli antichi Assiri e formata dall’unione di rumori, musica e canti, che l’artista ipotizza potesse essere la risposta del gruppo di superstiti alla gravità del momento.



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