POLIA, 2019

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Polia, 2019, Masks, latex, variable dimensions. Fondazione Baruchello,Rome.
Polia, 2019, stills, 4K video, 16’42”, sound by Francesco Fonassi
Polia, 2019, stills, 4K video, 16’42”, sound by Francesco Fonassi
Polia, 2019, installation view. Curated by Carla Subrizi. Fondazione Baruchello, Roma
Parallel thoughts, 2019, 4 zink plates, 24 x 30 cm
Body/heads, 2019, variable dimensions, cement, polystyrene, rope. Fondazione Baruchello, Rome.
Polia, 2019, installation view. Fondazione Baruchello, Rome.

The project is inspired by the book “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili” (1499), which describes the erotic dream of the protagonist, Polifilo, as an initiatory journey to find his beloved woman, metaphor of an interior transformation in search of platonic love.More than the narrative character of the book, I was interested in the ambiguous and polymorphic nature of the xylographies, which illustrate the passages of Polifilo’s dream and suggest different narrations and possible events in the same depiction. The image from which I started from is the allegory of time: in the drawing, a group of people are portrayed holding hands and dancing in a circle. If you start to observe the face of each character depicted, starting from the centre in a clockwise direction, you will notice that, instead of the continued form of the back of the head, each one reveals a second face. I’m interested in reproducing the dynamics of that action, observing them more closely and seeing the possible interactions between these creatures, whose deformations make them mythical creatures.

Polia, 2019, installation view, Retrofuturo, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, MACRO, Rome
Polia, 2019, installation view, Retrofuturo, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, MACRO, Rome