The World is inside Us
a part of Us
THE GAME OF LIFE
According to common interpretation,
play activities are marginal to human existence,
contrasting starkly with work and more "serious" pursuits.
In adult life, playtime is often dedicated to repetitive pastimes,
which usually betray the fact that they arise from boredom.
For a child, instead, playing is a "healthy way of living".
When playing children develop an "openness to the world". The concept of play is characterized by total gratuitousness,
freedom, and a sense of joy for the tangible world,
where the "pleasure of appearance" is experienced.
However, human play is perceived as an "oasis of happiness" because,
as obligations, work, concerns and responsibilities absorb all the energies of growing children,
it risks losing all of its original meaning
and thus cease to be a spontaneous action, a vital force.
Andrea Roggi's sculptures perfectly reflect the ontological nature of play,
with dreamlike scenes bursting with minstrels, storytellers,
children and flying women, all ready to have fun and engage and entertain the onlookers.