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Otranto, da relitto a opera d’arte

Otranto, da relitto a opera d’arte

Nel momento in cui in Italia si tira la cinghia e il Governo Monti cerca di far quadrare i conti e ridare credibilità al paese, a Otranto si procede con un monumento i cui (elevati) costi di manutenzione saranno a carico della cittadinanza. L’iniziativa è bella dal punto di vista concettuale, il relitto della Kater I Rades, affondato a Brindisi con il suo carico di disperati, invece di essere rottamato diventerà una scultura. L’opera è affidata a un famoso artista greco, Costas Varostos, che selezionerà una rosa di giovani artisti che interverranno sui resti dello scafo. Dal male può nascere il bene, cioè un’opera d’arte contemporanea. Ma il punto è proprio questo. Sarà un’opera d’arte contemporanea, creata con lo scafo arrugginito, trattato con resine e ricoperto di vetri e scaglie di vetro, secondo lo stile dell’artista. Tuttavia, il problema -per i cittadini che vedranno sul porto tale opera d’arte- sarà la sua manutenzione.

Dovrebbe esserne garantita la durata per anni, come da certificati delle ditte che stanno compiendo i lavori, ma dappertutto le opere d’arte contemporanea stanno dando infiniti problemi di manutenzione.

Problemi di manutenzione che si sono evidenziati già in fase di installazione quando è stata avanzata la richiesta di un fossato intorno alla nave che sarebbe costato alle casse cittadine oltre trentamila euro. La riflessione fatta da tutti gli idruntini presenti era collegata all’esempio della Croce di Papa Giovanni Paolo II. Qui, nonostante sia un blocco unico di alluminio, si ha difficoltà, da sempre, a reperire anche le poche migliaia di euro per riverniciarla e restaurarla. Quindi, una riflessione è d’obbligo: va benissimo l’intento celebrativo delle disgrazie del Canale d’Otranto, ma non si poteva fare l’opera con un pezzo dello stesso scafo? Cioè non si poteva scegliere, magari, solo il timone e la cabina, insomma, qualcosa di più semplice dei 21 metri dello scafo originale? Il tempo ci darà la risposta, forse scontata, nel frattempo un plauso va comunque all’amministrazione comunale per aver posto tale opera arretrata rispetto ai bastioni dei Pelasgi con i quali avrebbe potuto avere una difficile interazione come il famigerato riccio di Gallipoli.

Elio Paiano

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