Through my research process I have worked on five main installations, creating the exhibitions; STUDIO DEL FRAGILE (The study of fragility) and STUDIO DEL PRESENTE (The study of the present): ATTO PRIMO, INTERMEZZO, ATTO SECONDO and ATTO TERZO (first act, interlude, second act, third act). I am applying with four of them and this work is referring to STUDIO DEL PRESENTE: ATTO PRIMO (block installation)
STUDIO DEL PRESENTE: ATTO PRIMO
STUDIO DEL PRESENTE is a continuing to an ongoing investigation into the ever-changing. Its antecedent STUDIO DEL FRAGILE began the conversation by emphasizing the noticeable fragility of the inventions of the man. Showcasing the cracks appearing in the surfaces presented, the audience was invited to experience the subtle, almost mundane happenings leading to the inevitable and the now clear beginning of the end. We now know we and everything around us slowly, but steadily is going to become one with the masses.
Disruption has happened. The cracks are there.
What is next? How will mankind consciously adjust and eventually adapt to the disrupted existence of today?
In the present our existence is finite, that is clear. Talks about moving to Mars have become less of a joke and more of a not-so-distant reality. Through constant innovation and overuse of resources we have melded with nature. Everything man-made has an expiration date, as does man itself. We realize we should make the best out of our time on Earth.
This artwork expresses how humanity and nature coexist and interact with each other through time and constant change, seeking to enhance the relation and parallels between the artificial and natural. We tend to forget to what extent humanity and nature are connected. We are nature and nature is us.
The artwork encourages direct human interaction. The exhibited pieces slowly decay through the touch of the visitors, mimicking the role of humanity on planet Earth. Everything we touch alters or disappears - who’s to say if for better or for worse. Engage with the art and watch it change before your eyes. A few small steps, a couple of fingerprints, that’s all it takes.
THE FIVE INSTALLATIONS
Studio del Fragile
The first study emphasized the noticeable fragility of our time, highlighting the certain coherence between humanity and nature, and the imprints that they cause each other. Humans and nature are interacting with the artworks separately and cracks are preserved through time.
Studio del Presente: Atto Primo
The first act of the second part of the study, expresses how humanity and nature coexist and interact with each other through time and constant change. We tend to forget to what extent humanity and nature are connected. Two copies of the same artwork are placed indoor and outdoor. The relation and parallels between the artificial and natural are enhanced. Human and nature interact simultaneously, leaving their own marks respectively on the indoor and outdoor artworks.
Studio del Presente: Intermezzo
The interlude: humans and nature are leaving their marks simultaneously on the same land art installation: a rammed earth stairway. The audience is invited but not forced, to take part in the interaction.
Studio del Presente: Atto Secondo
With the second act the audience is forced to interact with the artwork through a dinner/performance. In the present, our existence is finite and we are part of its process and decay. A functional installation made of rammed earth adobe bricks creates the frame for community gatherings where people will directly interact with the artwork. During the following years, nature will as well take part, leaving its imprints, bringing slowly to the end of the art piece. Human and nature are leaving their marks simultaneously.
Studio del Presente: Atto Terzo
With the third and last act of STUDIO DEL PRESENTE the audience is as well the creator of the artwork. Forced to not only interact but as well build the artwork through a workshop and performance. Human and nature are creating, building and leaving their marks simultaneously until the end.