Viganella
Shadow village
Schattendorf
mirror
Italy

In northern Italy you will find the shadow-village Viganella. From november till February, for 83 days long, the village is completely in the shadow of the surrounding mountains. Since december 2006 there is a mirror on top of the mountain, 870 meters above the village. This motorized mirror of 8 x 5 meters moves along with the sun and reflects the sunlight into the village.The idea of the mirror is initiated by the previous mayor of Viganella, Pierfranco Midali. Completed in cooperation with the architect Giacomo Bonzani and the engineer Emilio Barlocco.

Exhibition 'Hell' in Nationalmuseum, Berlin, 2011