CAMERE XI: Elusive
curated by Jimmie Durham
…We have three artists presenting works which are partly sound. It is the kind of work that is the ‘specialty’ of none of the three. What they have in common, for me, is , first, active intelligence as the driving force of their separate practices, and, second, the discipline to carry ideas or concepts up and down the street…(J. D.)
Riccardo Benassi proposes an atmosphere with the title “The First Kiss (Bending a Building)” created entirely with just two elements: with felt the artist calls space into question and with sound he gives time a sweet slap. As such the room dwells ephemerally. It doesn’t dispute perception, nor does it mine architectural principles. Then it flies away definitively through the window.
Magnus Ottertun, at once writer and visual artist, is highly sensitive to the way we live today. With his work he relates the private side of life with the artistic. For CAMERE XI he gives his room a voice through the sound emitted by the everyday objects within.
Elisa Strinna presents a previously unreleased entitled Anatomia di un sogno (Anatomy of a Dream), a star filmed from before dawn until day breaks and it fades away in the light. “Vision is fragile. Utopias shine when there is no light. As time goes by they fade, like stars with the coming light of dawn.”