"The Morning", Filippo de Marchi, 2013
Gold, coffee, transferable, paper
52.5 x 52.5 cm
A ritual, the awakening, a mutated magic preparation over the centuries, a unique ingredient. The work consists of a coffee bean which has been injected with small amounts of gold, a small contemporary philosopher's stone. It is at the origin of the ritual, an act that cyclically reflects the beginning of a new day. The signs that accompany it come from difficult eras and represent the alchemical symbol of gold/the sun, the contents of the box in gold on the periodic table, and they interact with space and with the subject charging it to be evocative and meaninful, which i sthe spiritual aim.