My current site-specific art project is intervening in the time lines of actual Tells [mounds] and archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. I am visiting Herculaneum.
I will start by saying that I did not visit Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, although I was very close and deeply wanted to.
A lot of fine art was excavated there. However, above all, there were 1785 carbonized papyrus scrolls waiting there for NASA technologies to be read again.
It is probably the only library from ancient time existing.
Therefore, arriving at the villa, ment getting close as possible to Ancient Alexandria Library through a time tunnel.
I was told at the ticket office that the place was closed for the public. Asking in which direction is it, [at least that] – the answer was ambiguous. She was not sure, where was the right path.
A huge yearning- frustrating sign appeared; I am here at last, but the distance has grown larger.
The “Here”- is here but not here at all!
Alice could not pass through the hole, and there was no drink to adjust to this story’s reality.
My Five dice could not do the trick this time.
The fascinating story is here:
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