Nowhere is now here

2017, Kinetic object; Electronics, cotton, plastic

Venue: Villa Manin

Curated by Chiara Artico

The kinetic machine, spinning around its own axis mirrors the natural states of constant rotations on the micro and macro level of the personal and collective experience and its impacts on our memory. Each second the form of the fabric uniquely transforms, leaving the former loop behind, like the present moment continuously reshapes the meaning of the past one. The artwork circles around its own axis with the same speed, but is endlessly creating new waves, depending mostly on immeasurable factors. The main theme of this research was the poetic connection between time and motion. Inspired by the dervish Sama ritual, the rotations question the relation between the material and immaterial, body and the machine, caught in-between the dance of the subject and the machine.