Strata #1 is an audio-visual installation projected onto an oversized screen suspended from the ceiling that explores the icons of Rome’s renaissance architecture and focuses on the layering of time, functions and representations. Through sound and visual effects, Strata #1 concentrates on the collective imagery of particular buildings, reflecting upon the stratified historical meanings they detain in the western society through time. The video environment created within the installation becomes a hybrid between a real architectural space and an abstract two-dimensional pattern: a new space in-between the real and the artificial. In a dynamic dialogue between sound, image and architecture, the installation plays with history and its image, giving life to a process of metamorphosis which transforms the structure and function of the original architectural space. Assuming different meanings, the reoriented ceiling appears under a new perspective that focuses on their images rather than their historical and architectural significance.