Boggon was invited to participate in the exhibition ‘Il Palazzo delle Liberata’ Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy by the curator Lorenzo Fusi. Artists were initially invited to visit the museum, a former Renaissance Palace, and to submit a proposal.
Of particular interest to Boggon was the discovery that the astronomer Galileo had held secret meetings there. Research included visits to the Galileo Museum in Florence and information gathering about many other Scientists and Astronomers who had faced adversity and persecution in their quest for knowledge and truth. In the development of ‘Advesus Solemn ne Loquitor’ (made of books, mirror, model figure, marble) Boggon collected relevant second-hand books and created a ‘book periscope’ by hollowing out the interior of each book and stacking them on top of each other. The books were positioned against a blocked out window on a new marble shelf. When looking through the base of the periscope the interior scene is that of a corridor through the cut pages to a figure at the end and the Sienna sky, with a small hole bored through the artificial wall at the top rear of the periscope.