On via Salita del Grillo 21 a chest-height window hides behind the parked cars.
On it a curious button invites you to press it by a faded white arrow. I did and woke up the mysterious creatures of Polmone Pulsante. The “monsters” are “kinetic machines”, as defined by their creator Saverio Ungheri, and part of the Museum/cultural center Polmone Pulsante. The creations are fascinating: they move, breathe and some have even a heart beat! These are far away from being monstrous sculptures, but fascinating pieces assembled by a man with an intriguing mind.
Saverio Ungheri was one of creators behind the Astralism Manifesto, the art movement dated 1959, that promoted a new art, “conscious of the cosmic dimension” – their art-pieces are inspired by lunar landscapes, celestial corpses etc…
The gallery welcomes tourists and curious people who wish to have a look at the whole collection, but even a quick peep into the window is a great and unique experience.