MuratCentoventodue Gallery is pleased to announce” The Quality Scale” solo show of Giusy Pirrotta.
Giusy Pirrotta’s work is focused on the study and the manipulation of moving image in relation to its representation codes as well as to the elements which constitute it . A particular aspect of her research regards the analysis of the ephemeral aspect of light as a projected images and the perceptual phenomena related to its fruition, especially in relation to the dependence of specific equipment for its production and exhibition. Both elements are intended in order to point out the materiality and sculptural aspect of moving image in relation to the paradox related to its evanescence. Pirrotta is interested in the creation of what can be defined an “architecture of moving image” and the relationship with the physical exhibition space, most of her interventions are site-specific aiming to create visual dynamic environment where the image projected is dismantled and integrated in the architectural space in relation also to sculptural elements.
The quality of Scale explores the relationship between the notion of public/intimacy and monument/object especially referring to the quality of sculpture and its relationship with exhibition space, viewer and light.
“The quality of intimacy is attached to an object in a fairly direct proportion as its size diminished in relation to oneself. The quality of publicness is attached in proportion as the size increases in relation to oneself” ( Robert Morris , Continuous Project Altered Daily, The Writings of Robet Morris, in Note on Sculpture Part 2, p13, October Book, the MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995)
Robert Morris defines part of these concepts on his reflections about sculpture analyzing the space between subject and object. A smaller object needs less visual space space around itself determining a more intimate relationship with the viewer rather than a larger one that in order to be entirely seen in its whole necessarily requires the one to keep some distance. That establishes another kind of relationship between the viewer and the exhibition space. In this sense space does not exist for intimate object and in these terms it is possible to define the difference between Monument an and Object.
Moreover, in the simpler polyhedrons such as cubes and pyramids , it is not visually needed to move around their structure to understand the configuration. They give to the viewer an immediate sense of their shape due to their simplicity. This immediate sense of awareness in their spatial extension involves perceptual theories of “constancy of shape”, “tendencies towards simplicity”, memory traces and physiological factors regards the nature of binocular parallax vision and the structure of retina and brain.
The site-specific intervention, thought specifically for the gallery space, arises from the confrontation with these considerations as a result of the realization of sculptural structures combined within the exhibition space and the fruition of light and image.
Via G. Murat 122/b – Bari
OPENING Venerdì 30 maggio 2014, ore 19.30
30 maggio – 7 luglio 2014
Orario di apertura dal martedì al sabato,
dalle 17.00 alle 20.00
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