KATASTROFA

WEAPONS/ COLLAGE

2018-In progress

  • Graphite on paper and wall

  • Tape intervention 

  • Black velvet paper intervention

Catastrophe is a situation that is triggered by a disaster, but both catastrophe and disaster, operate in a spatial and temporal environment that I call "grey zones". These "zones" are those physical or symbolic territories where things and people, rather than existing, go "living death", in pure space of impossibility: where that which is old does not end up dying and the new fails to be built.

KATASTROFA proposes to carry out a historical investigation of various natural and artificial "disasters", and inspired by it, I produce drawings, objects, moving image, expanded drawing and installations.

KATASTROFA presents a formal and conceptual dialogue with spaces and supports. I try to create "luminous atmospheres": ranges of light and darkness, in addition to "physical incisions" on the surface of the works and on the installation space of the work.

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The weapon, an instrument of war, modifies territories, transforms, destroys and de-constructs them, creating multiple grey zones.

In this series, I draw weapons, tanks, helicopters... I intervene the drawing, sticking on it transparent adhesive tape, which I take off immediately; on its surface remains a large part of graphite or color. I glue the tape back into another part of the drawing, creating a collage.

The usual task of an adhesive tape is to paste, to join; in this work, I invert its function, using it to start, remove, undo. The tape is then transformed, becoming synonymous with a weapon; being small, it is in contrast to giant and powerful weapons, but minimal elements are enough to deconstruct.

WEAPONS/ COLLAGE/ "Housing unit II,” / Detail/  Graphite on paper and velvet paper / Variables measures/ 2019

WEAPONS/ COLLAGE/ "Housing unit II” / Detail/  Graphite on paper and velvet paper / Variables measures/ 2019

WEAPONS/ COLLAGE/ "Housing unit II” / Detail/  Graphite on paper and velvet paper / Variables measures/ 2019

“WEAPONS/ COLLAGE"/ Biptych and wall intervention/ Graphite on paper and wall/ Adhesive tape / Variable measurements/ 2019

WEAPONS/ COLLAGE/ "Housing unit I” / Graphite on paper and velvet paper / Variables measures/ 2019