Technically the work measures 480 × 320 × 160 cm. And is made by assembling multiple plastic materials such as gypsum, wood, fiberglass, and others to be recovered. Within the large boat, a sculptural group of fifteen fragments of human torso shakes. The torso is the representation of the human and the ancient, in its archetypal power expresses the feeling of our culture and our Mediterranean civilization. The boat is the symbol of excellence for navigators, travelers and in some way of freedom, but in this case its function is reduced to that of a body-statue box. A precarious balance between past and present is increasingly highlighted by today’s news stories, though Mediterranean 2.0 does not want to be a denunciation work, but rather a reflection work.
The homage to migrants, located in the Didactic Area of the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, was presented to the public by the contemporary art historian Prof. Stefano Gallo on April 13, 2016, National premiere of the play “Migranti” by Roma Sinfonietta, with the actor and singer Francesco Pannoffino.
Sculpture has been visible to the public until July 13, 2016.