The video conceived for the exhibition at the Studio Carlotta Pesce, produced by Antonio and Annamaria Maccaferri, is the latest in a series of works created in the sublimely beautiful Icelandic landscape and constitutes the second episode of a trilogy that has as its starting point the video Teorema di incompletezza, 2008, included in the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection CRT – Castello di Rivoli, Turin. (The video will be on view at the National Art Gallery of Bologna, from 18th January, on the occasion of Gelo, curated by Gianfranco Maraniello).
The new project evokes one of the principal themes running through MASBEDO’s creative work: sublime and powerful, hostile and primordial nature as a focal point for reflection on the human condition.As in Teorema d’Incompletezza, the sublimation of a destructive act takes place in a surreal atmosphere. The same table reappears laid with crystal vases, which may be interpreted symbolically as elements of perfection and pureness, vases which may be filled with anything, like life at the beginning. A shower of confetti falls on the table, followed by cakes, sweets and sugared almonds. Finally a violent flow of cement destroys and invades the entire environment. The colourful lightness of theconfetti, representing the purity of childhood, is contrasted with the achromatic heaviness of cement, a metaphor for adult life.
July 11, 2013