The excited voices of the puppets in Siamo venuti per dire di No (2013) echo and bounce back and forth in the exhibition. This beautiful and colourful video installation plucks at the most heartfelt strings of Elio Vittorini’s Conversazioni in Sicilia and they resound in the plots of the Carolingian trilogy which inspires all Sicilian puppet tradition: “Where are you? Where are you? It’s too dark”, shouts a fearful Silvestro to a soldier. “Buuuuu Silence! Buuuuuu” responds the unruly puppet audience.
Not far away, artificial light falls intermittently on a quite fascinating work for the surrounding context that brings together the artist and the workers of the Pirelli Technological Hub in Settimo Torinese, who share an interest in tyre production. Nerofumo (2014) is a disjointed and disaggregated work coiled up in an installation of floppy and wrinkly tyres laid over an iron structure like snake skins left to dry in the sun. They then meander their way along the exhibition route in the form of tracks, prints and lumps of rubber, looking like fallen black meteors.
until 10 May 2015
Céline Condorelli bau bau
HangarBicocca , Milan
Curated by Andrea Lissoni