The project devised by Achille Bonito Oliva has reached the third opus out of the five planned: time dilation.
This book focuses on time dilation, an idea first discussed by Einstein. This is a form of time, as the curator explains, whose scientific principle bends the idea of absolute time and compares it to a fourth dimension of space-time. In this case, the introduction is written by Giulio Giorello, whereas each thematic section has been assigned to a different scholar. By talking to the curator and under his friendly guidance, they build up a framework, a reflective structure about time: in the case of music, Gianmario Borio; in the case of architecture, Marco Biraghi; for the visual arts, Riccardo Venturi; for the cinema, Umberto Silva; for new media, Rinaldo Censi, for theatre, Attilio Scarpellini; for photography, Stefano Chiodi; and, lastly, for literature, Andrea Cortellessa. Along with this structure, we find the usual Lexicon, a sort of universal key for opening doors and taking us through the various transformations and variations of time.
Finally, a summary helps us to link the various arguments.
The next topics to be covered are ‘open time’ and ‘full time’.