Posts Tagged ‘function

05
Feb
12

Felice Varini : Site-Specific Installations (Paintings)

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‘Ellipse in red trapezoid’
Site-specific installation
Felice Varini
2008
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‘Trapezoid in red ellipse’
Site-specific installation
Felice Varini
2008
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‘Red ellipse for the window’
Site-specific installation
Felice Varini
1995
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‘Eight eccentric circles No.1’
Site-specific installation
Felice Varini
1998
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‘Three red triangles’
Site-specific installation
Felice Varini
2001
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‘Ellipse on two points’
Site-specific installation
Felice Varini
1997
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‘Ellipse with six circular holes’
Site-specific installation
Felice Varini
2000
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“My field of action is architectural space and everything that constitutes such space These spaces are and remain the original media for my painting. I work “on site” each time in a different space and my work develops itself in relation to the spaces I encounter. I generally roam through the space noting its architecture, materials, history and function. From these spatial data and in reference to the last piece I produced, I designate a specific vantage point for viewing from which my intervention takes shape.

The vantage point is carefully chosen: it is generally situated at my eye level and located preferably along an inevitable route, for instance an aperture between one room and another, a landing… I do not, however, make a rule out of this, for all spaces do not systematically possess an evident line. It is often an arbitrary choice. The vantage point will function as a reading point, that is to say, as a potential starting point to approaching painting and space.

The painted form achieves its coherence when the viewer stands at the vantage point.When he moves out of it, the work meets with space generating infinite vantage points on the form. It is not therefore through this original vantage point that I see the work achieved; it takes place in the set of vantage points the viewer can have on it. If I establish a particular relation to architectural features that influence the installation shape, my work still preserves its independence whatever architectural spaces I encounter. I start from an actual situation to construct my painting. Reality is never altered, erased or modified, it interests and seduces me in its complexity. I work “here and now”. – Felice Varini

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Felice Varini : Website

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11
Jul
10

Alberto Tadiello : Artist

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory)
(2008)
Musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables

PWS 1200 IPC KH3116
(2008)
Circular saws, cord, hooks, snaplinks, timer

PWS 1200 IPC KH3116
(2008)
Circular saws, cord, hooks, snaplinks, timer

EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) : 2008

Alberto Tadiello’s works explore the possible forms of autonomous function associated with different objects and mechanisms as they undergo a parossistic conceptualization of their own functional logic. This logic is altered and tampered in order to start reflecting upon those deeper and psychological aspects which connect people to things and technologies. An EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) is a type of computer memory chip that can be erased and re-programmed variously, but for a limited amount of times. Following the form and function of the EPROM, Tadiello’s installation is based on a number of traditional music boxes directly fixed on the wall, activated by electric motors and each one connected to a transformer. Moved quickly by the mechanisms, the small cylinders reach a high-speed rotation, which they usually can’t stand up to, unavoidably wearing them out. As a result the fairy-like sound and the rhythm overturn and change into an unpleasant excess. Once the pawls wear out the noise slowly becomes less noticeable and even indistinguishable. The high-speed movement is associated with a sort of cathartic event, which relieves the music box interface from bearing nostalgic feelings. [Extract : T293 Gallery]

Pws 1200 IPC Kh3116 : 2008

The work of Alberto Tadiello challenges the boundaries between seemingly disconnected materials, disciplines, or phenomena by searching for their ‘hidden’ links. In many cases Tadiello’s works are ephemeral, occuring in latent states waiting to be activated or resting dormant.

In PWS 1200 IPC KH3116 (2008) two circular saws, whose model number gives the title to the piece, are fixed to a gallery wall. A cable is attached to the each of the wheels of the tools and connected to the opposite wall. When switched on, the spinning of the saws makes the cables oscillate frantically, rendering visible the energy spent on the operation. When “off” the hanging cables retain the inherent tension of a pause before the next commotion. [Extract : Gasworks Gallery]

Alberto Tadiello : More Works

29
Jun
10

Michael Johansson : Strings Attached.

Some Assembly Required – Bed Frame Included, 2009. Folding bed, welded metal frame, spray paint.

Some Assembly Required – Crescent scale 1:1, 2007. Crescent parts, welded metal frame, spray paint.

Engine Bought Separately – Volta, 2007, Vacuum cleaner, welded metal frame, spray paint.

Engine Bought Separately – IV, 2008. Mixer, hair dryer, welded metal frame, spray paint.

Artist Information : Exhibition #7 : Nordin Gallery

In his playful installations and sculptures Michael Johansson puts the qualities from daily life objects in opposition to their field of application. By repetition, displacement of scale and new function he questions the receivers interpretation of the unique.

In the exhibition ‘Strings Attached’ at Nordin Gallery the work ‘Some Assembly Required’ will be on display, a life-size model kit of a bike. A real bike is turned back into a space of imagination and spins concepts such as size and belonging. ‘Some Assembly Required’ is a common text on boxes for model kits, alerting the buyer that what’s inside will differ from the image on the cover. But the title also refers to the necessity for the audience to participate in the work in order for it to reach its full potential.

In ‘Engine Bought Separately’ everyday objects from mid-20th century housewives are taken apart, sorted, and repacked in an equally outdated boy-dream esthetic. These two worlds are merged together and the objects are frozen in their new shape – while the function is displayed, the functionality is taken away.

Michael Johansson Website

Nordin Gallery : Strings Attached




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