2018 - 2020
Graphite on paper and wall
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 images, expanded drawings, 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 the installation space of the work.
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.