Words and Stars

November 5th and 6th

A poetic collaboration between a visual artist and a writer.
A work of art that explores the affinities between childlike metaphysical questions and the joy of looking at the stars.

The project started in 2013, when the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk decided to invite the Italian artist Grazia Toderi to work together on a work of art for the Museum of Innocence, which he had set up in Istanbul.
This work has been specially created for the interior of the Planetarium dome. This will be shown on 5 and 6 November 2016, and a small but exquisite installation will be on display from 4 November 2016 to 16 January 2017 at the Museo d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Madama, Turin.

In Words and Stars, the words of Orhan Pamuk take up and expand the plot of The Museum of Innocence, the novel written by the Turkish writer in 2008, after which came the creation of the museum itself in Istanbul in 2012. The two main characters, who live through a thwarted love story, become children once again and ask themselves existential questions about the universe: can our thoughts be compared with distant moving stars? Is there some visual connection between the landscapes of our minds and the sky above our cities? These questions form the starting point for the joint venture between the visual artist and the writer, which takes shape in the trilogy, in which the “monologue” turns into a “dialogue” and a “conversation”, turning a personal experience into a universal one.


6.15 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Ticket Office closes at 7.30 p.m.


Planetarium show at 6.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Inside the Planetarium, Words and Stars appears in the form of a 360-degrees video projection on a hemispherical screen. The audience is inside a globe that is at once celestial and terrestrial, though the borderlines are blurred, where Orhan Pamuk’s writings appear and disappear on the night-time background of the city of Istanbul, the lights of which turn into possible constellations in the images created by Grazia Toderi.


The Museum ticket and the Planetarium ticket are free from 6.15 p.m.

On November, 5th and 6th Infini.to is open to the public from 2.30 p.m. The afternoon program is here.


The cafeteria of the Museum will be open during the opening time.


All the activities are in italian launguage. For enghish tour or shows: info@planetarioditorino.it
The structure of Infini.to does not present architectiual barriers.
On -3 floor the toilette has a changing table.
Infini.to has FREE parking for cars, motorbikes and buses in via Osservatorio; there are also disabled parking areas. Follow the signs and directions from staff.