Filippo Berta, Allumettes #2, 2013, performance
People massed light up a match after another to make visible the square created by the union of their bodies. The noise produced reveals the frenzy of this collective effort. This stubborn act turns out to be bankruptcy when the first people, after finishing the matches available, leave the group and initiate a slow process of dissolution of the perfect square. The feeble glow produced by matches conceals the fragility of a perfection that can only be temporary and reaches its peak even when the last match is shutting down.