The villages of central Italy are crawling on a hybrid of aliens and humans.
These people were transformed by drinking from the fountain in Fontecchio, the beautiful town of Abruzzo. Thanks to experimental philosophers, the flowing water of medieval fountains foams in an extraterrestrial effervescence Jonathan keets..
Meteorite from Quito encrusted in the hill above Fontecchio – an ordinary chondrite whose parent comes from the main Asteroid belt Between Mars and Jupiter. As a result, alien essences of space rocks have seeped into the village’s groundwater and are now traveling through its pipes.
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It was not an ambiguous act of destroying space. Keets was invited to Fontecchio by a government committee headed by Ufficio Speciale per la Ricostruzione dei Comuni del Cratere as part of a program called Riabitare con l’Arte. He created the “Fountains of Tolerance”, the first of which was presented in Fontecchio during the ceremony in August 2021.
The overall objective of this project is to support the fight against the growing exclusion of foreigners and other forms of prejudice in increasingly fractured and fractured societies.
“By ingesting this meteorite substance when we become aliens together, we will soon be more consciously part of the universe,” Keets told Space.com. “Therefore, beyond the fact that I come from one place and you come from another, we can actually extend the perception that we are all from the same place, the universe. And there is that feeling too. The differences we are aware of are very small compared to the similarities we have. “
This broad theme is repeated frequently in Keets’ work and uses the web of the universe to make it stand out. For example, in 2017, he and space archaeologist Alice Gorman said:Cosmic welcome matHe encouraged intelligent aliens to stop by for a visit – and also aimed to increase our planet’s overall hospitality quotient.
And Keets’ work has a more direct precedent for the Fountain of Tolerance. In 2010, he founded the Regional Aerospace Agency. Among other activities, the agency sold bottles of mineral water infused with the essence of the moon. March And a distant star.
The Fountains of Tolerance extend this hybridization effort and bring it to public places without purchase. Fontecchio is a great place for the first fountain, not just because local officials are fully involved in the project. The village is a few kilometers from the Siren Crater, a 130-meter-wide hole in the ground. May have been detonated by an impactor About 1700 years ago.
In fact, some scholars believe in the same space rock Light generated in the sky He helped convert Roman Emperor Constantine I to Christianity in AD 312, as legends indicate. As with geography, the timing is consistent. Constantine was just outside Rome, about 100 km from what is now Fontecchio, like a crow flies when the heavenly light burns.
Sirente is an important part of the fountain project. The people of Fontecchio have made various goblets out of crater clay to help share the water which changes the perspective of the village. These vessels are exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Fontecchio during a special exhibition entitled “The Ship of Tolerance” on Friday September 24th.
NOT. Carl Sagan Notably, we are all made up of something like a star – a forged, distant, long-dead atom in the center of the Sun. And every year the earth sucks Over 5,000 tonnes of interplanetary dustSome of them invade our lungs and abdomen. Therefore, Keets stressed that it is not always necessary to make a pilgrimage to central Italy to achieve a clear change of perspective.
“Fontecchio is a beautiful medieval town and I hope more people visit it,” he said. “But you don’t have to go out there to change your mindset in terms of becoming an alien hybrid. We all are already, and that ideally helps to rejuvenate it. It’s a space where you can do it. “
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