Here is a quik preview of “Dicotomia” a 2 person group exhibition featuring Italian artists Martina Merlini and Alberonero. The exhibition will feature 2 insitu installations, each artist utilizing the gallery space as an environment, versus a box to exhibit work. Each with their own interpretation of space and their installation within the confines of a gallery. Instead of traditional work hanging on walls the duo attempts to break apart, and change the spaces construct through their installations.
“An object in motion in order to cover a certain distance should cover up, before, the first half of that distance; and before doing that it should cover up the first quarter of that distance, and before that the first eighth of that distance, and so on. Therefore the object in motion, before starting, has to cover up an infinite number of subdivisions, and it cannot do that within a finite time, therefore the motion cannot start.”
In this way the paradoxes of Zenone invites us to a reflection about immobility and motion, to a dialogue between starting point and hypothetical arrival point.And it’s about motion, and on the dialogue that from it can merge, that Atipografia sets the basis for the bi-personal exhibition that takes place in its location from October 24th. A conversation that speaks about lines to be cover-up, corners that melt in curves that tend to infinity.
The artists have developed and realized two site specific installations that dialogue to each other re-modeling the space. Alberonero chooses the modularity of architectural elements of the gallery space and changes them into a doorstep, playing with the reflection of the light on crafted metal creating a bi-dimensional limit in the pure space and inviting the spectator to trespass it. Martina Merlini proposes a new path for the spectator glance through curves that reveal soft lines.The installation dialogues with the space, breaks the soliloquy of an architecture made of right angles and finite lines, accompanies the spectator toward an antique and structured language, controlled by rhythmes and laws that we think to understand but cannot completely decode. Among corners and curves we find as a junction point the “light” that dialogues with the space, becoming a dynamic element that mediates stillness and motion.