On view at Collective exhibition at Montrasio Arte Gallery, Monza, Italy
“Dissonant Utopias” is a collection of images and stories that border in an almost archeological form, a vision of the greatest desires and myths of my imagination through a narrative that plays with the absurdity, fantasy and contrasts that are generated in the contemporary world of today. I am interested in the relationship between heaven and earth and the innumerable questions that I can ask myself about what is between these two worlds that exchange a fluctuating, fantastic and timeless tuning.
The representation of this series of drawings, through membranes or threads of living tissue that act as umbilical cords or antennas, tries to intercept my criticisms of the digital society on the one hand, linked to the unprotected use of wireless information, interpreting new landscapes that dialogue with the orphans or abandoned areas of the city, activating an unsettling or dissonant contrast with their current reality. On the other hand, my strong interest in the forces of nature makes me go in search of a myth, of the representation of a world in constant transformation. It is the celebration of a direct exchange between the world above and the earthly world, the force that keeps us in constant connection, the idea of drawing in space, the idea of printing those invisible particles of infinite connections from which we can no longer to run away.
These stories of myths and fantasies have a strong influence on the stories of the Chilean writer Oreste Plath in his book “Geography of Myth y leyenda Chilenos” and in “The Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino.
“Dissonanti Utopias” tries to reflect on the gap that exists between two realities that work like mirrors between them, to feel the distance of things, to insinuate
that our actions influence the other person, of how a living fabric or a network of natural and artificial connections can be able to reconstruct memory and its distance in the landscape of our minds, to weave the vertical fabric of the invisible sensory path of the potential and psychic territory in order to give value to the air that we live and breathe.
There is a poetic vision in creating levels of different harmonies that respond to how nature and humans order things. By means of new utopias or ephemeral civilizations I try to conquer the air without building, distance without origin. In some cases they are only micro-interventions within the territory that seek to be thresholds between two worlds capable of generating a transversal language between these two realities to fill an invisible void and thus give space to new types of habitability.
These series of drawings is the basis of future installations that seek to enhance the dichotomy of fullness and emptiness, of high and low, as if it were a lyrical and euphoric dance, disobedient of ancestral rules that only the fragile landscape of our mind can counter.