Alessandro Haber reads “Ruins”, The Capitoline Museums, Rome

Alessandro Haber reads “Ruins” by Gabriele Tinti, The Capitoline Museums,Rome 2017
Alessandro Haber legge “Rovine” di Gabriele Tinti, Musei Capitolini,Roma 2017

The aim of my series of ekphrastic poetry is to reactivate the now lost aura of the work of art, of all those relics of worlds and heroes – of a humanity – that no longer exist. The sense of death, of fragility, of emptiness, even of our masterpieces that we would wish to be eternal, are the instigation for my work. In this way the work takes on new life and the poetry, by reference, finds an ideal body in which to take form. On the other hand, critical analysis always restricts the aesthetic and cultural range of a masterpiece. Because every time a work is analyzed it is defiled, an attempt is made on its irreducibility. Poetry is never reduced to an explanation. Real poetry is always beyond any calculation, any system, any geometry: it is incompleteness, evocation, lament, thrill.
Gabriele Tinti