The New Orthodoxy of the Airless Mornings
Technique: nylon curtain, chandeliers, glue, sound, variable dimensions
The new orthodoxy of the airless mornings is a site-specific piece, installed at Palazzetto Tito of Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in 2004 for the exhibition entitled I borsisti della 87ma Collettiva. A 15m long nylon curtain is suspended in the centre of an ample historical Venetian room.
The chandeliers are not at the usual height, creating a different perspective of the space. The visitor has a different view of the room, feeling himself/herself much taller than usual.
A background voice that repeats the same words: “Don’t breathe in here”. It is a request to stop doing even the most natural and automatic things that a person could do, to get focused entirely on this situation.
Art absorbing the space, versus The space absorbing art.