“It is by the straight line and the circle that the first and most simple example and representation of all... Read More
is by the straight line and the circle that the first and most simple
example and representation of all things may be demonstrated, whether
such things be either non-existent or merely hidden under Nature's
the place where to operate informations and transformations
is part of a project about the contemporary relationship with
experience of bodiliness is enduring a deep twisting, intensified by
the actual pandemic context of social distancing and frantic
multiplication of remote activities.
project was born as a visual transposition of a series of questions
that I felt as necessary to be brought up in this context: what is
body without its bodily dimension? Does the subject have a “matrix”
resisting to the “dematerialization” of the body? Can we
emancipate ourselves from the flesh, from the object, from matter
The project is made of installations and visual pieces meant to investigate
modification in the sense of bodiliness in social relationships, in
our idea of subject, in the relationship with the art piece
and the exhibiting and performative space.
reflection the proposed work comes from specifically calls upon the
materiality of the art piece, that goes through the same
installation, conceived as a utopic place of symbolic reconstruction
of bodiliness of the artwork and the artist, it moves searching for
an origin which is found in the concept of Monad.
the title the concept of vacuity – in Japanese: Ku – meets the
concept of void coming from quantum physics, seen as a “place”
where all possibilities coexist in a never ending exchange of
information and transformations.
empty body, is thougth as a
“philosophical space” where heterogeneous elements with a strong
symbolic value meet, recalling the original and ancestral essence of
human being, the mathematical and esoteric culture of the
Renaissance, and the current means of optical dispersion technology
and VRI (Variable Resonance Imaging, that analyses the behaviour of
vibrational fields in the examined subjects).
visitors are invited to enter an exhibition space where the exhibited
is no more perceivable in its material shape, but only in a
“reconstruction” that is synthesized and projected inside a
de-materialized work is a corpus of 28 Formemute
/ Muteshapes, works on paper that
are visible in the light, inspired by human fetuses methaforically
becoming blind and ignorant monads in the womb of the universe.
visitor will be able to see only the trace of their vibrational
field, in the shape of video images, an artistic re-elaborated
version of the frames obtained with a Mira Multispectral camera, a
type of video camera that can catch the smallest vibrations coming
from the dispersion of light in a filmed subject and bring them back
in areas of colour that change depending on the different vibration
image of the artist while introducing a performance is present but
deprived of its bodily dimension, its figure is de-materialized and
reconstructed following the same process applied to the exhibited
artist’s body, deprived of its physical dimension, hovers in space
in the shape of an oleographic video, a sort of “imprint of its
ground is mapped by a luminescent image representing the hieroglyphic
Monad of John Dee, hermetic and mathematical symbol of the unity of
the universe, synthesis of the main aspects in different esoteric
the meeting point of the two straight lines, one vertical and the
other horizontal (symbols that respectively describe what transcends
and what exists), is placed the lightbox where we can see the video
of the dematerialized work.
the center of the monad of Dee we find a docking rope (a symbol of
the umbilical cord and original bond with the Mother). Filling the
space, a sound design built with some of the most ancestral sounds,
such as heart beat and noises of moving organs transposed in a
“other” dimension by the bulky presence of synthetic sounds.
exhibition space of an absence, KU_The
empty body is a poetical
(re)construction of the dematerialized body through the
transformation of the exhibition space in a post-human “laboratory”,
where organic entities are de-structured in the search for their
In collaboration with Daniele Gullà for video shooting with Mira Multispectral Camera, with Simone Pucci for space mapping and video reworking, and with Piermarco Lunghi for sound design.
installation mix media 4 x 4 x 4 m variable dimensions. Video
mapping, 1 lightbox, 1 tablet, 1 video projector, audio track, 1
mooring rope 24mm.
The installation adapts to non-dark spaces using video mapping on the available walls.
presentation video is a video project. We recommend listening with
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