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The mysteries of light 1.0


a show designed for ESOF 2020
with the support of
Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia
Project partners:
Università degli studi di Udine
Fondazione Friuli
GIREP – International Research Group on Physics Teaching
Virtew – Virtual Reality Productions
supervision and development Alessandro Passoni
scientific advice by Prof. Marisa Michelini - Physics education department of the University of Udine, prof. Lorenzo Santi, prof. Alberto Stefanel
artistic advice by Fabrizio Arcuri
voice over Rita Maffei
a production by Virtew / CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG
repeat performances with the support of Estivo del Litorale Festival
additional details

The show concludes with the performance of
with Eleonora Sedioli
design and machinery Lorenzo Bazzocchi
electronics Matteo Gatti
a production by Masque Teatro


31 August 2020, h 18:30

1 September 2020, h 18:30 and h 21
2 September 2020, h 21
3 September 2020, h 18:30 and h 21
Udine, ex Chiesa di S. Francesco

Since humanity first opened its eyes, people have has tirelessly tried to understand the nature of light, to grasp its substance and the way it works.
Philosophers and scientists have long pursued this challenging topic, considering it from different points of view: the nature of light, the formation of images, the mechanisms of vision and optical paths. These phenomena have been interpreted through the increasingly detailed observations which have been made possible thanks to the use of evermore refined and powerful tools for scientific research.
At the same time, artists have also paid great attention to light, trying to grasp and fully possess this key to representation.
Speculation, science and art: different approaches and perspectives around the single phenomenon of light.

The mysteries of light 1.0 will take the audience on a journey to discover the fundamental principles at the heart of our most up to date understanding of the nature of light, based on the theories of quantum mechanics.
A remarkable "live and virtual reality" experience will make it possible to observe optical phenomena and carry out scientific experiments, and an artistic approach also reveals that the knowledge of the nature of light brings with it an understanding of our relationship with that which surrounds us... in space and time.



preview for ESOF 2020
27 August 2020 h 21
Trieste, Teatrino Franco e Franca Basaglia

31 August 2020, h 18:30

1 September 2020, h 18:30 and h 21
2 September 2020, h 21
3 September 2020, h 18:30 and h 21
Udine, ex Chiesa di S. Francesco