Composite Plastic, Steel, Industrial Computer, Compressed Air Components
4.5m x 4.5m x 1.5m
In my recent work I have concerned myself not only with the sculpting of three dimensions but also with a fourth: the dimension of time. I have attempted to create work that falls somewhere between conventional notions of pictorial art and performance. “Arabesque” is the natural continuation of this exploration – a real time animation.
With its roots in Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” and the alchemist’s laboratory, the installation presents itself as a mechanical flower: a simulacrum of nature. Life sized human body parts, impaled upon steel, move and sway and dance. The limbs, translucent and livid, bare their internal robotic mechanisms to the gaze of the viewer. The wiring itself is an aesthetic expression deliberately integrated into the installation to bring chaotic lines of abstract form to contrast with the organized symmetry of the body parts.
The lifeblood of this organism is air and when activated this air flows invisibly, bestowing movement to these mechanisms and its presence is only betrayed when exhaled loudly from the valves attached to the serpentine air hose. This combined with the rattle of relays and the tandem clattering of pistons to produce a hyper-modern accompaniment to the music of Strauss.
Part cinema, part theatre, “Arabesque” can be viewed form a multitude of angles, revealing a kaleidoscope of beautiful shapes and patterns created from the human form.
These pieces are intended to be heard whit earphones; and, if possible, in the dark.
“The machines, he said, are the product of the art of nature, able to play, not the mere forms of the latter, but its very mode of action.
So I explained the wonders of the clock, the astrolabe and the magnet. However, at the beginning that they were afraid of witchcraft, and pretended to sleep on some nights serene as he (using a strange triangle) is spent observing the stars “
The name of the rose. Umbeto Eco
The bird migration and technology. Communicating is the same in any language.
This production was made from soundscapes and live bird songs, using technology to amend these soundscapes to finally achieve a communication between nature and technology.
In this piece I used 150 modified bird songs and 50 unmodified bird songs.
I. Bird Migration [3:54]
Produced by Sol Rezza – Year 2009
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