On Our Way

On Our Way
regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post
industrial waste, steel wire, metal pipes
fabric sponsored by Carvico
200 X 250 X 156 cm
2023
installation view at Scavolini SoHo Gallery, New York, USA

 

The installation is part of the Roots series, which isinspired by the connection between words andreality, and, deeply, between language and cosmogony.
On Our Way is composed by words belonging to different languages, even very distant from each other in space and time – from English to Greek, Latin to Sanskrit, Gothic to Ancient Icelandic, to name a few – which tell their common origin, often forgotten or distorted, starting from theverbal roots, and explain how linguistic variety has made possible to know the world in detail, to get closer to it. This multiplicity gives full vigor to the creation: the more details you find the greater its definition will be, the more their variety the greater our understanding.
Words are loaded with a particular meaning, developed starting from the same verbal root immersed in different cultures, of which language sare the voice, and placed side by side create narratives; they are like small and powerful caskets, represent the stages of a journey and tell different and complementary aspects of reality. In a historical moment in which communication is at thecenter of attention, the artistic duo creates aconnection between the linguistic sphere and theworld trying to understand its complexity. On OurWay is an immersive installation that people can walk through; it is a journey through languages, which is also a journey through the centuries and inspace. A sort of time machine: the world isrepresented by the words of a multitude of languages, inscribed on the skin and in the eyes of the people, like volatile tattoos.

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