GENESIS:  Statement             Artwork

Title: Genesis
Type: Installation multi media site-specific commission of The Foundation of The Arts “Solares” of Parma
Technique: Mixed media (18 lightboxes, 5 latex boxes 50x50x50 cm, water, three resin sculptures, sound)
Year: 2009

This site-specific work reflects a sacredness that was inspired by the place itself, an ancient rural courtyard restructured and transformed into a cultural centre. It was here that I recreated an installation that through the use of light, the refraction of water and the sound of a newborn baby’s cry connotes the concept of the creation of a new being – a ready-made of works fragmented and reassembled into visions where elements of sacredness, such as wings or the shape of the crucifix, simultaneously evoke a mystical and tribal dimension. They are three divinities, the result of a narrative mutation that is also reflected in the name of the installation and that recalls evangelical tales.
These three divinities are each represented by 6 light-boxes, while in the center there is a plexiglass pillar, a physical representation of the idea of being and of the transition between alien and human. The 2.5 m high pillar, is made up of 5 cubes of 50 cm each, inside of which, immersed in a coloured amniotic liquid, float semi-transparent sculptures and at the top rests the head of an alien being, at the bottom that of a human. In the centre there is a meeting between the two species, the fusion, the mutation that gives life to a new being. For this reason, the pillar emits a roar that fills the silence of the room.

Title: Genesis
Type: Installation multi media site-specific commission of The Foundation of The Arts “Solares” of Parma
Technique: Mixed media (18 lightboxes, 5 latex boxes 50x50x50 cm, water, three resin sculptures, sound)
Year: 2009

This site-specific work reflects a sacredness that was inspired by the place itself, an ancient rural courtyard restructured and transformed into a cultural centre. It was here that I recreated an installation that through the use of light, the refraction of water and the sound of a newborn baby’s cry connotes the concept of the creation of a new being – a ready-made of works fragmented and reassembled into visions where elements of sacredness, such as wings or the shape of the crucifix, simultaneously evoke a mystical and tribal dimension. They are three divinities, the result of a narrative mutation that is also reflected in the name of the installation and that recalls evangelical tales.
These three divinities are each represented by 6 light-boxes, while in the center there is a plexiglass pillar, a physical representation of the idea of being and of the transition between alien and human. The 2.5 m high pillar, is made up of 5 cubes of 50 cm each, inside of which, immersed in a coloured amniotic liquid, float semi-transparent sculptures and at the top rests the head of an alien being, at the bottom that of a human. In the centre there is a meeting between the two species, the fusion, the mutation that gives life to a new being. For this reason, the pillar emits a roar that fills the silence of the room.

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