Agorè / Midólla – Remember + Repeat + Rework 8

Midólla, 2017
analog impression with gelatin silver print from a glass plate negative on Carrara white marble
240 x 30 x 2 cm

Remember + Repeat + Rework 8, 2015
two archival photographs
38 x 33 cm each

via Rastello, 49

6 – 26 October 2018
schedule and guided tours:
Thursday – Friday – Saturday 3 pm–6:30 pm
Sunday 10 am–1 pm; 3 pm–6:30 pm

The works here on display belong to two different series. The first one, Midólla, is part of a cycle created in 2017 thanks to the research conducted at the former Psychiatric Hospital San Lazzaro in Reggio Emilia. The artist impressed upon a marble stele the enlarged image of a spinal dissection of a patient, a shape drawn from the study of archival material. This sign, transfigured into an almost astronomical pattern, transmits an ancestral memory in the form of the symbolical manners of an arcane civilization.

The second work is a photographic diptych that puts two rediscovered images side by side: the portrait of an amnesic patient and the documentation of an ethnographic museum which describes two ancient Indonesian statues. Placed next to each other in terms of visual assonance, the two pictures activate a process of mental association that becomes a possible therapy against the loss of collective and individual memory.