Giorgio Andreotta Calo

In the installation of Giorgio Andreotta Caló (b. 1979) the Bakery has been turned into a tomb-like room. Descending into the darkness the spectator becomes slowly aware of a sound that reminds one of the nocturnal chirping of crickets. The sound originates from a hundred-year-old lamp. The lamp, which Giorgio Andreotta Caló bought at a market, was used in Egypt to cross the Suez Canal. Because of the danger of this journey the sound that the lamp makes is known as the 'song of death'. At precisely 17:33 hours the sound falls away and the lamp is switched on. One minute of silence fills the room. Then darkness descends again.