Six elements, all of them rigorously inclined planes, are the basic components of the project: Galileo Galilei in the set-up recalls travelling through the history of his discoveries, explained by the observation of everyday objects.
The six components are built in recycled OSB panels; the most heavy ones are equipped with wheels so that the actors can move them around and set the stage for the different acts. The different combinations of the components create three setting for the three acts.
Act I: Galileo and the inclined plane
The different components are all detached to represent Galileo’s house furniture and elements: a door, a window, a desk with a stool and some inclined planes for his experiments.
Act II: Galileo and the telescope
Galileo is on the roof of his house looking at the stars with his new invention. The components are put together in order to set up a pitched roof: the inclined planes form the slope, the desk turns into the skylight, and the elements which were previously part of the bookcase form the chimney.
Act III: Galileo and the Inquisition
The scene turns into the Inquisition Court. In the centre stands the inquisitor’s throne flanked by two threatening totems. The former desk turns into the defendant’s seat; while a second inclined plane stands for the advocacy, symbolically free.