Metro C station Piazza Malatesta
Near Death starts from the stories of people who have found themselves next to the Near Death Experience (NDA) and returned back. Near Death is a place, a contact zone between life and death, a passage space, the point in which one can choose which side to take.. No matter what choice do, your life will never be the same. Near Death is a site specific installation that collects traces shown by those who have temporarily gone through life than the one we know, attempting to recreate this indescribable place through the light and movement, in relation to the external environment. Challenging the language skills to express what can only be lived, break the collective imagination scheme, bring back the man at the center of his being without dogmas and paradigms, only in absolute beauty.
Near Death was donated to the district by the Cultural Lights Shadows, which realizes the RGB festival Light Experience.
Diego Labonia, in arte DieLab, is a light artist, founder and artistic director of RGB Light Experience Festival. His artistic technique, which has as its topic the light in its form of an installation, is a mixture between analog and digital: "The maximum expression of human ingenuity when applied to art". In 2009 founded Lights Shadows, company in charge of designing and implementing cultural events with a strong imprint on the new technologies and the environment. In 2014 realizes urban lighting projects, including Radiolaser, that lit the New Year to Fori Imperiali. His most famous works are Mirror Reflection, realized for RGB15, Ether’ò realized with Simone Palma, Arcobalenide realized for the Photonics Festival.