Terre Vulnerabili curated by Chiara Bertola, HangarBicocca, Milan 2010
Dedicated to those who will look up
Opera dedicata a chi guarderà in alto is an installation in which white sheets of paper are periodically released to fall from the highest point of the ceiling of Hangar Bicocca; the sheets scatter at random on the floor, a metaphor for the extreme randomness of every existence.
“The work shown at Hangar Bicocca – the catalogue reports – demonstrates a precise degree of relation with space, time and reality […] going well beyond the almost imperceptible gesture of which it actually consists. The sheets of paper fall and gradually accumulate on the ground, measuring the flow and change of things and time, like an hourglass. Freely flying in the space, the piece of paper establishes a tension with the center of the Hangar, radically contrasting the monumental installation by Anselm Kiefer with its ephemeral nature, its way of being practically nothing” [Chiara Bertola, Andrea Lissoni (ed.), Terre vulnerabili. A growing exhibition, Corraini, Mantova, 2011, pp. 244-245].