EFFIMEROEFFETTO Immersive work created in 2018 which consists of a series of circuits with 200 lasers aseembled on a suspended net, which create a forest of red threads. The perceptual change is very strong, bringing out the automatic sensation of avoidance of these threads, which in reality do not have a material nature and can be easily crossed. Ephemeral Effect is a reflection of the frenzied life we all lead and that lead us to linger on the surface and to be
be satisfied with the ephemeral, without feeling the need to go further. The appearance
weighs more than the things themselves.
The work therefore wants to emphasize how the abstract is capable of creating content
defining physical and temporal spaces, which once concluded remain as shadows
LIGHT PLEASE! A little over a year ago, the whole world found itself facing an emergency situation, from which we have not yet emerged, caused by a pandemic. It has been a year full of difficulties and restrictions, in which almost everything has stopped or slowed down, with the exception of fundamental activities. Other activities, not considered essential, have mostly been forgotten. It is believed that the world of art, entertainment, and culture in general do not have a fundamental function within our society, perhaps because they satisfy a more abstract need, linked to the spirit, and therefore less necessary than basic needs. .
In the same way it seems that the importance of sociality and human relationships has been forgotten, both at an early age, a fundamental moment for the growth of an individual within a more complex group than the family unit, and in adulthood, characterized by the need for comparison, new knowledge and physical contact with others.
In this context, a curfew was introduced to limit gatherings and interactions between individuals at night. Even if, it should be emphasized, these interactions continue to exist during the day in the workplace, production and consumption.
Historically, the curfew has been used for different reasons, depending on the period. As you can guess from the name itself, which dates back to the Middle Ages, the function of the curfew was to cover the fires during the night hours to prevent fires from occurring. Much later in England it was used to coerce instead
people in their homes in order to avoid the onset of conspiratorial riots. Also in England, in the early 1900s, it was necessary to save on the consumption of gas for lighting in order to cope with the coal crisis. In more recent times, during the Second World War, the curfew was used for various functions: by the German occupiers to avoid the actions of the Resistance, while by the population to defend themselves from allied bombing. By turning off the lights and darkening the windows, inhabited centers became difficult to locate.
In all these historical periods it can be seen how Light, or rather the absence of Light, had a fundamental function in stopping the different processes during the night.
Today we want to turn on the lights that have been turned off and we do it every evening from 10 pm, just at the stroke of the curfew.
NEUROSCOPIA is a site specific installation designed to be inserted in the context of a musical event, with a mainly scenographic purpose.
As in our other interventions, the installation stems from the desire to express a different perspective of the same thing. For this reason, the starting point is always the space itself, with its shape and its characteristics. It is the space that first suggests the type of intervention.
Our installations are the result of the study and experiments on light, starting from simple observations in everyday life, subsequent reflections and theoretical and scientific applications on light, and on perception in a broader sense to obtain an emotionally strong result.
In practice we focus on the possible use of a source, how to make the most of it and in a different way to then have a tool with which to redesign the context. The common goal in the interventions carried out and possible future ideas is to create ephemeral spaces with a certain duration. Light is therefore the medium that best expresses this concept, an abstract and intangible medium capable of transforming a concrete space into a new space defined only in appearance.
In the case of Neuroscopy (the name comes from the event) we found ourselves working with a very fascinating space, the main room of the Macao cultural space. It is a double volume inside an Art Nouveau building, characterized by colonnades and a huge glass skylight on the ceiling with a regular square grid metal structure. We therefore used 532nm (green) lasers as lines to recreate a regular mesh at the floor level of the upper floor as if it were the projection of the skylight. The color green was chosen because we wanted to recreate a somewhat "alien" and acidic atmosphere in close correlation with the type of music that would be there during the event. We then wanted to give the ground floor greater depth by visually enlarging the space through the diffused lighting of the arcades, thus showing the architectural structure against the light.
For the lighting of the arcades we used blue LED tubes. In addition to combining well with the green of the lasers, blue was also chosen for a technical reason, as it is a color that has very low efficiency in terms of brightness, unlike green which instead has the maximum value, and we we needed as little light as possible to disturb the lasers. The overall effect of the installation was therefore very impressive because from below you had the impression that the room was not two floors high, while from above, with the background of the blue arcades, it seemed that there was a bright floor on the upper floor. .
Although the intervention was a musical event, it was deliberately designed to be static and not in motion precisely because it wanted to recreate a new environment, subsequently enriched by a series of video projections.
IPERSPAZIO is the transposition of the previous artwork "No Time!", a reflection on Time with a two-dimensional aesthetic. 32 green lasers form 8 squares, in this case arranged three-dimensionally in the space. Although the geometry is the same as the previous artwork, the perspective makes the perception totally different. A fourth dimension is add to space, Time. Time is essential for reading and understanding the world around us it affects the perspective and perception of everything around us. We are children of our time.