Trittico Moro

Moro, l’Italia, la coscienza

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the eminent statesman Aldo Moro, the Piccola officina di videostoria wanted to remember him, in collaboration with the Teche Rai and the Accademia degli studi storici Aldo Moro, with a work on television sources.

The idea behind the project is to free Moro from the confines of his case, from the images of those 55 days that occupied the collective imagination, blurring the man in a network of mysteries, plots and conspiracies that have made us forget the politician, his history, his thought and his lesson of humanity.

Yet, research in the RAI archives showed that there are hundreds of hours on Aldo Moro that are not related to his case, to the judicial or Red Brigade chronicle. It is on these sources that we worked in order to construct a triptych narrative, where, on the right, we discover Moro’s speeches, his political forums, his public speeches and his speeches in party meetings, a concentration of oratorical ability and the ability to see far ahead, from the exclusion of the right to opening up to the Socialists, from attention to the Communist adversary to the first cautious openings.
At the center of the triptych, one can see the images of the news reports during the 55 days of his kidnapping, like an inescapable countdown, but which basically seem like a record of history that has become stuck in a groove.
On the right, there is what happened after Moro’s murder, the most profound and conscience-driven interpretations of his detention. And in the narrative plot, as someone noted, Moro seems to respond, thirty years early, to what happened thirty years later.
Two rulers placed on the film like two bands orient us in this tale in time. Above are the days from the kidnapping to the murder, below are the years of his life and those of our republic, which in 1978 underwent the greatest collective fracture. At the center of the Triptych, flow the key words of Moro’s vocabulary, at times contradicted by the advance of crime news and instrumental slips.

The triptych is projected onto a wooden and gauze structure in the shape of a parallelepiped that recalls the measurements of the room in which Aldo Moro was held prisoner: 2.50 x 2 x 1.20.
The exhibition was directed by Alberto Melloni, curated by Fabio Nardelli, Federico Ruozzi, Francesca Morselli, and soundtracked by Fabio Iaci.
The video-historical installation on Aldo Moro was set up in the studios of the Tg1 Special and on the sides were shown the films of the triptych introduced by witnesses and experts of the human story and the tragic epilogue of the statesman Aldo Moro.

The exhibition’s locations

– Bari, from 25 April to 9 May 2008, Rettorato dell’Università, Palazzo Ateneo
– Bologna, from 16 to 25 March 2008, Biblioteca Sala Borsa
– Milan, from 8 to 18 May 2008, Museo di Storia Contemporanea
– Modena, from 9 to 24 May 2008, ex Chiesa di San Paolo
– Reggio Emilia, from 15 to 30 March 2008, Sala Giunta del Palazzo Municipale
– Rome, from 16 March to 5 April 2008, Santa Lucia al Gonfalone
– Siena, from 16 March to 13 April 2008, Cortile del Podestà
– Trento, from 6 to 15 May 2008, Spazio archeologico sotterraneo del S.A.S.S.
– Venice-Mestre, from 29 March to 13 April 2008, Centro Candiani
– Cuneo, from 17 to 21 May 2011, Spazio incontri Cassa di Risparmio 1855