although the causes are still unclear ━ the various scientific experiments that have followed one another up to the present day and carried out in limited and controlled environments, have achieved partial or not very exhaustive results ━ social isolation seems to induce significant neurological and psychological effects on mammals. the humans, as belonging to this class, are not exempt from it.
israeli historian yuval noah harari, in a recent interview to national public radio [us public radio network based in washington, dc], defines the current pandemic context as an involuntary “vast social experiment” of global proportions with unpredictable results.
in_una_stanza fits into this extensive experimental context in vivo, taking shape through the semicactivity regime, dictated by the d.p.c.m. on march 8, 2020 [in italy], experienced in a 40 mq apartment.
the digital medium visually and soundly translates the psychic wandering in the cramped spaces of a two-room apartment, simulating the wields of a stressed mind and body due to the partial, but forced, isolation.
space and time ━ suddenly unstructured, loosened and dilated by the abrupt change of daily biorhythms, which are regulated by a global capitalist system that fuels the acceleration of every aspects of life ━ they fold in on themselves, deconstructing, recomposing, gaining a new shape.
walls and furnishings change consistency, losing structural solidity, expanding the material meshes, allowing a glimpse of the external world. the sound swells and melts, highlighting the changed perception of the passage of time.
a rediscovered “empty time” ━ as a counterpoint to today’s frenetic and prevailing temporal horror vacui ━ which with its qualities is capable of generating introspection, meditation and creative resilience.
in_una_stanza was presented at adiacenze gallery in bologna [it] from october 15th to december 4th 2021 for quatrième paysage‘s first solo exhibition elsewhere here part 2 curated by tist situations and adiacenze.
curatorial text by giorgia tronconi
tist – this is so temporary; adiacenze.
juliet art magazine; exibart.
in_una_stanza was presented at casa punto croce in venice [it] from june 13th-20th 2021 for torquēre collective exhibition, a project curated by silvio saraceno with the support of tobia tomasi.
casa punto croce.