During the Spring of 2018, a few days before the opening of Wild Mazzini, the German artist Gunter Demnig placed a stumbling stone dedicated to Remo Obbermito exactly in front of our gallery in Via Mazzini. This coincidence prompted us to dive deeper into the story of Remo and the others that the Stolpersteine in Turin commemorate. And so we set out to create a visual representation of what the individual Stones tell us.
“A sixteen-month long night” is a panorama lit by the 114 Stumbling Stones that act as guiding stars, for even the darkest of moments. Each Stone shows the name and gender of the person, the age at the time of arrest and the reason for their deportation, and in some cases, information on their family relationship.
We therefore asked the visual designer Michela Lazzaroni to create a data visualization that, somewhere between art and design, would interpret key information from each Stone.
The artwork sheds light on the history of Turin, a dark time in our history, but above all the lives of the deported, of whom only six survived.
She has a degree in Communication Design from the Politecnico di Milano.
She works with data visualization, information design and editorial graphics. She collaborates with several publishing companies, universities and cultural projects. Her infographics are published in “La Lettura”, the cultural insert of Corriere della Sera.