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Saint Peter’s life illuminates the façade of the Basilica

  • Art and Faith
  • Videomapping
  • The inaugural screening of the video mapping “Follow me. The Life of Peter” will take place on the evening of Sunday 2 October, at 8:00 pm, with a greeting by H.E. Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Vatican City. The special guest, Andrea Bocelli, will take part in the event with a musical tribute. The world-renowned singer will perform, among others, The First Noël, a song from his new album. Flavio Insinna, the narrating voice of the video mapping, will be on stage too. Milly Carlucci will be the event host.

    During the event, the video mapping will be projected for the first time on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica.

    This multimedia event is an initiative promoted by Fondazione Fratelli tutti, by the Fabric of Saint Peter and by the Parish of the Basilica itself; it inaugurates, from an artistic standpoint, a pastoral path accompanying the visit to the Basilica and the pilgrimage to Peter’s tomb. The initiative is the first stage of the “Art and Faith” itineraries.

    The life of the Fisherman from Galilee will be told through a sequence of images, taken from the foremost iconographic repertoires of the Basilica and of the Vatican Museums, blending new technologies and holy iconography. For the narration of this story, technological instruments capable of enhancing and harmonising images, sounds and words have been selected. Ancient meets modern through production technologies offering three-dimensional effects, so as to enhance the masterpieces of artists such as Raphael, Pietro Perugino, Guido Reni and Antonio Cavallucci.

    The images will be projected from 2 October to 16 October, inclusive. Starting from 3 October, they will take place every evening, from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, lasting roughly 8 minutes. A countdown will be projected between each screening.