Angelo Casciello

The temple of the wind


“Sculpture: an implementation that incorporates places and with them a realization of districts for a
possible residence of men and for a possible dwelling of the things that surround and concern
them”. The value that the German philosopher Martin Heidegger gives to the term “inhabiting” is
the paradigm in the experience of Angelo Casciello, who places himself in an exchange with his
environment and gives space the value of a place. In Casciello’s vision, the place is a conception of
sculpture becoming a matter of space-ambience, responding to an emotional language united with
those of sculpture and painting.
The temple of the wind expresses the bond with nature, in which the countryside, the earth and the
peasant world with its rituals and myths become a stimulus and validation for a journey through art.
The artist plays on the relationship between solid and void volumes; he plays with subtle and solid
ramifications, like in a totem, entering into the surrounding landscape and becoming an element of
continuity, striving to mend the relationship between countryside and city. Casciello aims at
symbolic persistence and rethinks the spaces in which people live so that the sculptural work takes
into account the sounds of the cities, the colours of the trees, the rustle of the wind.
In the opinion of Gillo Dorfles "the rough purity of iron is associated with the emission of the
tenuous metallic ramifications".
The temple of the wind by Angelo Casciello, installed initially at Fonte Mazzola theatre in Peccioli,
is now located on the terrace of Centro Polivalente in Peccioli.

Francesca Desii, Chiara Mori, Il tempio del vento di Casciello, Fondazione Peccioliper 2009.
Massimo Bignardi, Casciello. I luoghi dell’arte, Gutenberg Edizioni 2015, Fisciano (SA).



Artista Angelo Casciello
Titolo Opera The temple of the wind
Data 2009
Tipologia Sculpture


Peccioli, Terrace of Centro Polivalente