Croce di monitor luminosi

IL SEGNO INVOLATO / THE STOLEN SIGN

Taormina, 1990

video environment

On a weather map, a small cross-shaped cursor moves and marks out the desired position. With great assuredness, it points out paths and trajectories through places, seas, forests, deserts and cities. Suddenly, this winged cross that appears to have the shape of an Icarus, spreads its wax wings and slips Read More

La Terra vistra dallo spazio

TRAIETTORIE CELESTI / CELESTIAL TRAJECTORIES

Cavaillon, 1990

video environment

A section of an electronic sky has plummeted to the ground, trapping the image of a dove in the glossy reflection of the floor. It is suspended above the visitors’ heads. Up above, in the monitor, the “upside down” gaze of a weather satellite travels and investigates the surface of Read More

Video del volto di una donna in monitor inclinato

RILIEVO DELLA PARTE EMERSA / PROTRUDING STRUCTURE

Riccione, 1988

video environment

From the Observations on nature series (‘Osservazioni sulla natura’), this installation, despite its artificiality, was also approached as if it were a natural phenomenon. A large wedge seems to have risen up from underground, splitting up the line of monitors. It is a composite mass that becomes disturbing when luminous Read More

Particolare degli occhi di una figura scolpita in pietra

TRACCE DI SGUARDI PROFONDI / TRACES OF DEEP GAZES

Bari, 1987

video environment

In the pitch black of the halls of the ex-convent of Santa Scolastica, a number of light beams inspect the harsh surfaces of the building. They seem to be searching for something, or perhaps they are trying to bring something to life with the intensity of their light. Rows of Read More

Frame da video con particolari architettonici di Palazzo Fortuny e piccioni

PARETI, FIGURE STRAPPATE / FIGURES TORN FROM THE WALLS

Venice, 1986

video environment

This installation is built around synchronized moving lights and videos. The shafts of light try to bring the figures and painted scenarios of Mariano Fortuny’s entirely frescoed Venetian atelier to life, like an illusionistic trompe l’oeil painting. Several people collaborated on this project during a workshop in Venice and just Read More

Monitor con personaggi a colori sovrapposti a paesaggi

VEDUTE (quel tale non sta mai fermo) / SEEN (that guy is never stationary)

Venice, 1985

video environment

A video narrative comes to life on twelve TV screens placed in a semicircle in a hall at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. The screens are connected to another twelve video cameras placed around the city. The white and black footage on the screens overlaps with other images in colour. The Read More

Percorso di monitor

STORIE PER CORSE / STORIES FOR RUNS

Volterra, 1985

video environment

The sense of constant acceleration that has come to define this period seems to suggest that only the movement can be perceived, and not the cause. With this in mind, the idea was to experiment with a trap: not knowing what could happen, a rope is stretched taut across the Read More

Parete di monitor

SIPARIO ELETTRONICO / ELECTRIC STAGE CURTAIN

Ivrea, 1985

video environment

Thirty-two TV screens, tall enough to create a barrier, withhold and muddle up memories, presenting sights and sounds of things past or future. The screens, which have been placed at angles, seem to create folds that form part of a larger swaying electronic fabric. Footage shows various symbioses of potential Read More

Parete di monitor con immagine frammentata di danzatrici e aranceto della Venere del Botticelli

DUE PIRAMIDI / TWO PYRAMIDS

Milan, 1984

video environment

Milan: a large PVC plastic pyramid covers the entire space of the courtyard in front of the Palazzo del Senato. The structure is supported by eleven thousand cubic metres of hot air. Inside it, there are a few monitors, arranged like another upside down pyramid, reassembling the image of a Read More

Monitor sovrapposti con immagine di acqua

HOURGLASSES / CLESSIDRE

Florence, 1983

video environment

Four elements: fire, air, water, and light. Each is represented by a column formed by four screens. They act as hourglasses carrying images from video to video, turning them into something else at every step. The fire turns into a thin burning line, and the line coincides with a red Read More

Frame da video con scritta equilibrio

QUATTRO IMMAGINI CON INTERFERENZE VIDEO / FOUR IMAGES WITH VIDEO DISTURBANCES

Venice, 1983

video environment

This work stems from a workshop commissioned by Palazzo Fortuny and entitled Photos with Video Disturbances. Its challenge was seeing how the narrative value of photography could be increased by the insertion of video elements, that is, how the moving image could record traces of a story on those already Read More

Oggetto e fumo

LUCI DI INGANNI / DECEITFUL LIGHTS

Milan, 1982

video environment

The old pond, oh! A frog leaps in That watery sound. Like a haiku (a traditional form of Japanese poetry), the first video environment is created. A number of videos have been placed in semi-darkness and lights bordering the space light up on the objects on show, objects that these Read More

Ombra di una meridiana sullo schermo di un televisore

TEMPO D’INGANNI / DECEITFUL TIMES

Volterra, 1984

video environment

As anyone who has been there knows, Volterra is a magical town. Each layer of its history is full of little tricks. The still shadow of the sundial stands out against a revolving world, following the outline of the Roman theatre. The imposing Basilica di San Giusto sways so that Read More

Monitor con nuotatore in piscina

IL NUOTATORE (va troppo spesso a Heidelberg) / THE SWIMMER (goes too often to Heidelberg)

Venice, 1984

video environment

Everything seems quiet. The visitor is surrounded by blue light and enchanting music. A line of monitors placed close to each other show the repeated and strained strokes of a swimmer as they swim tirelessly from screen to screen. This installation was created by placing twelve cameras right on the Read More