During the Second World War, the ethnographic collections in Milan were bombed – and with them a Sino-Tibetan sculpture. The missing parts of the statue were buried in an artificial hill created from the debris of the bombing. Years later, plants, animals and people reoccupy the sterile debris dump. In Leone Contini’s film Il Corno Mancante which was partly shot in Palermo, the sculpture’s missing horn is buried with several ritual acts.
Il Corno Mancante. Directed by Leone Contini, Milano, 2017 / 2018. 25 min.