Cathedral liturgical adaptation Belluno
The proposed liturgical adaptation tells a dynamic that from the altar, place of wheat, bread, gift of life, positioned centrally with respect to the dome above the ancient presbytery, turns towards the ambo, place of the word which is also origin of fecundity and life, nourishment, and then to the chair, where the word becomes teaching. The body, the word, the magisterium take shape in the new sacred ornaments, integrated with the ancient presbytery to transmit the capacity for renewal in continuity with tradition.
The sacred furnishings are made of Cansiglio stone and yellow gold mosaic.
On the altar, the weaving in yellow gold refers to the idea of wheat and then to bread, a symbol of the body of Christ. The image of the empty tomb is evoked in the ambo through a process of abstraction. On the side facing the church, a large stone slab with a “split” surface translates vertically, simulating the displacement of the stone from the tomb of Jesus, thus revealing the interior of the tomb, treated with a sinuous gold mosaic, reference to the light that enters the tomb and illuminates the garments of the risen Christ. The movement of the mosaic tiles returns to the bishop’s seat to evoke the theme of the drapery of the mantle of Saint Martin of Tours to which the Cathedral is dedicated and whose teaching of charity is repeated and renewed by the Episcopal See.
Client: Diocesi di Belluno-Feltre
Location: Belluno, Italia
Architectural design: AFSa (Antonio Acocella, Alessandro Falaschi, Pietro Seghi), Clemente Nativi
Artists: CaCO3 (Âniko Ferreira da Silva, Giuseppe Donnaloia, Pavlos Mavromatidis)
Liturgist: Padre Matteo Ferrari
Collaborators: Tommaso Fressoia, Giorgia Giovi, Silvia Roseto