Talking Heads

Piazza Mascheroni – Bergamo

17-26 February

Monday/Sunday from 18:00 to 24:00

As human beings we are capable of numerous facial expressions by the use of several dozens of muscles. It enables us to show all kinds of emotions to someone else, hoping that the other will understand us and react adequately. When you look sad, I am inclined to comfort you. When I laugh I invite you to join me in laughing. Communicating without using words. The two spectacular heads created by the Hungarian light artist Viktor Vicsek also show countless emotions and react to each other. Unlike people these Talking Heads don’t do it by means of muscles, but through all the possibilities of light. Per head some 4000 individually controllable LEDs provide different facial expressions and they conduct conversations by means of light. But what is it exactly they’re saying to each other and to the visitors? A word is enough to the wist, as the saying goes. We are curious what your facial expression will be watching this extraordinary project.

Castello di Brescia

Via del Castello, 9, 25121 Brescia BS


Work adopted by

Valtellina adopting the work, it decided to support families in difficulty in Brescia and Bergamo.

Initiative to support:


Francesca Formisano

Courtesy of Light Art Collection