The audio-visual installation located in the main Parliament hall of the Udine Castle, is inspired by its frescoes, in which Pomponio Amalteo celebrates the Venetian troops moving against the Turks in the mid 1500s and by the leporello “The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: An Illustrated Panorama” of the cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco.
The 7-metre-long Leporello illustrates the first day of the Battle of the Somme: a work that embodies the madness of the First World War, in which thousands of soldiers died.
A multitude that becomes "a single organism, composed of hundreds of thousands of mostly enthusiastic men, engaged in opening a road to transport a large portion of itself along a trampoline suspended over the future and advancing towards objectives set according to a predetermined program". (Joe Sacco).
The installation was conceived as an introduction to the exhibition L'offensiva di carta, presented at the Udine Castle in April 2017. In addition to the audio-visual installation, for the occasion The Mechanical Tales conceived a sound spatialization along the path of the exhibition and several audio-visual interventions.