Nord | Distanze siderali
curated by Antonio Grulli
from 29.04.2011 to 01.07.2011
I don’t care about anything that comes after the original abyss or below the sidereal distances.
"NORTH - The sidereal distances" is the first stage of three exhibitions (the second stage will take place on May,12 at Antonella Cattani Contemporary Art in Bozen, the third stage from August, 22 at Unicredit Kunstraum in Munich) that take their starting point from similarities between the ancient Norse texts that have reached us and the latest speculation on the origin of the Universe.
In Norse mythology, Ginnungagap is the yawning abyss that existed before creation itself, before the very concept of space and time, from which the first giants who gave life to the universe in which we live originated.
However the black holes seem to contain the secret of the universe in their cores, so massive but of an infinitesimal dimension making the existence of space and time as we normally perceive them impossible.
The project also takes inspiration from the works of Isaac Asimov in which myth, literature and scientific research complement each other in the imaginary expansion of space and time in the known universe.
This exhibition in particular will be devoted to sidereal distances separating us from the starry sky; it will consist of a series of installations designed specifically for the gallery space and will also include two performances (one of which will be a sound performance) which will continue for the duration of the inauguration. As in many other works by Marco Di Giovanni, optical devices allowing audience interaction will be used in addition to metal, paper and foam rubber. Works that seem to come from the world of steampunk and bring to mind the work of independent and visionary authors from the fashions of art such as Panamarenko.
An attempt to go beyond the concepts of history and contemporary. A series of works that do not follow the obsession for context that is true of most works of art created in recent years, referring back to what has always been the objective and the very nature of art. To be a universal language capable of overcoming the differences and spatial, geographic and time contingencies.
There is a phrase in the book entitled "Endless Universe" by Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok that reads as follows:
“An alternative model calls for fully innovative features, but they must be well argued, make scientific sense and be mathematically consistent. A new model that proposes to encompass the entire history of the universe is unlikely to come into being already fully developed. It is most likely to appear as a framework in the beginning, not final, but consisting of tangible ideas interconnected with a good dose of bold speculation”.
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