Tracce di Memoria
art direction Gumdesign
Oil drums manipulated, worked with meticulous, invasive and violent transformation processes. Compression, burning, lamination, extension, cutting, which graft to inorganic matter, cold, apparently devoid of any poetry and soul, a principle of life. The sheet metal becomes a skin on which time inevitably leaves its mark.
Ida Mitrano writes: “The surface is crossed by furrows. Wounded, wrinkled, that human material preserves in itself the memory of what it has been, traces of distant yet present experiences. A story written between the folds of the sheet metal, marked by an internal, intimate rhythm, capable of generating an unexpected event. Imprinted on the thin sheets piled up, compressed, superimposed, that make up the works. A modus operandi aimed at rediscovering the sense of the human, of life. Sculptures that silently scream, explode, shatter. And yet, dignifiedly composed. A modus operandi that becomes a creative mantra in the repetition of the gesture, in the continuous succession of the material, in the rhythm of the movement, in the sensitive vibration of the surfaces between light and shadow. A time sought, a time given. The time of memory. The time of life”.