The Dream of Scipio
experiential performance, video installation, Part 2, 2018, ongoing

The Dream of Scipio is a multimedia project started in 2018 and reflecting upon different interpretations of the concept of ‘View from Above’ from classical literature to contemporary philosophy. The project is a collaboration between media artist Daniela de Paulis, the Italian Air Force and the Regional Park of the Appian Way, culminating in the virtual and physical reenactment of the 1909 flight by the Wright Brothers over the ancient ruins of Rome. The flight is also known for its first aerial footage in the history of film making taken from a plane.

The image of the first flight over Rome, demonstrated by the Wright Brothers in 1909. This is considered the first photo of a flying plane in history. The photo was taken from a hot air balloon.