The artwork invites us to reflect on how we should rethink the way to "meet" and communicate in our contemporary... Read More
The artwork invites us to reflect on how we should
rethink the way to "meet" and communicate in our contemporary world,
in a digital age, made up of wireless connections that keep us constantly connected
to each other, yet, at the same time , deeply distant and distant.
An emotional distance that technology cannot fully
The ego narrated in the work pushes us to take a step
back, to face the relationship sphere in an "analogical", authentic way.
It gives us an alien and at the same time familiar image, a sort of
compositional enigma, a sign and material translation of the contemporary
incommunicability, of the apparently unbridgeable distance that separates the
self from the other, combined with the impossibility of emotionally
transcending linguistic barriers and computer science today.
The figure drawn on the wood almost seems to want to
portray itself in the darkness and at the same time bring out something else, a
reference to the inner dimension, exemplified through the emblematic image of a
naked and beating heart.
The red filaments that emerge like light from the
heart muscle are not turned towards the viewer, as happens in the countless
representations of Christian iconography, but they deviate to one side and
become part of an artificial and complex language that escapes immediacy. A
binary language, the Morse language, which carries the word itself
The identity to which the title of the project refers
is therefore the fragmented, codified one, mediated by ethical, moral and
social constraints that determine its total cancellation in favor of gender
ideologies and utilitarian stereotypes.
The ego with which we usually identify ourselves, in
dialogue with others, as in the soliloquy of the soul, turns out to be a mere
linguistic convention emptied of all meaning and depth, a slave to appearance
and modern algorithms.