FORMELLO AND HIS MERIDIAN SUNDIAL, illustration in M. Catamo LA MERIDIANA DI FORMELLO
While in Italy there are about 13.000 sundials of many kinds (mostly on walls), sundials such as the one in Formello are relatively rare. In Lazio we just have two: one in Santa Maria degli Angeli, in Rome, and now the recently restored one in Formello’s San Lorenzo Martire’s Church.
An historical and scientific essai.
(Many thanks to Prof. Woodruff T. Sullivan III, for his kind suggestion and his precious attention)
MUNECAS + CUT-OFF
at Elastico studio Gallery, Bologna – Italy
The CUT OFF exhibition is part of a project structured into three overlapping layers of activity/production around a mutant fairy tale: a book [Trude Rabbit], a roll of drawings and slices of these drawings. The orginal eight meters long roll, whose photographic reproductions where exposed during the exhibition, has been cut and fragments recomposed following two different logical forms: the CUT THE MUSTARD and CUT OFF projects. Two different excluding parts generating a double field of action and relationship, below and above the cut-off line.
MUNECAS is a roll of drawings (about 9 meters) in which the artist rewrites through images the concept of her own live performance Si el capital tenia plumas. The original roll was exposed in that occasion to be cut and sold by centimeter.
TRUDE RABBIT is a post-victorian, neo-psychedelic trip of a zoomorphic Alice. Rolling out her fragmented visions Trude recomposes them through the [looking] glasses of a WhiteRabbit affected by a multiple personality disorder.
Along the pages images match one to the other for a total of six meters in length. The book is a cut-up work, that leads an eight meters roll drawn with no stop into the tale’s dimension.