Welcome to Someday, 2019
A solid steel structure supporting mirror-surface letters that glow along their edges by means of an LED lighting apparatus controlled by a timer.
Courtesy of the artists
Work produced by the Giovanardi Corporation
Photographic credits: Andrea Rossetti, Fosca Piccinelli
Marotta & Russo
700 x h 200 cm
For the artistic duo Marotta & Russo, the project and the work that sprang from it represent a many-layered challenge of stratification and of movement between the lyrical and the surgical: idea, temperature, technique, poetics, materials, process, geography, spirit of a place, aesthetics. Welcome to Someday is an ambiguous and disorienting name, in precarious balance between the certain and the uncertain, but for this very reason inevitably pushed up the courageous and always unpredictable slope of research and experimentation. The installation becomes an integral part of the location in which it is
placed, the spirit of the place, a promise anchored in the past, and, for this reason, capable of becoming unbalanced with force and initiative toward somewhere else. A site-specific work as well as an essential symbol of the duo’s poetics, Welcome to Someday was born from the ‘here and now’, planned for Giovanardi and intended to be replicated in an infinite number of desirable variations. The Giovanardi Corporation could place the work only on its highest rooftop, mirroring, atop the wall, all the possibilities of the shimmering sky, raised in a salute.
Structure in steel, welded and covered with an epoxy powder coating. Supermirror letters cut with a laser. LED lighting controlled by a timer and incorporated into opal methacrylate.
Dimensions: 700 x h 200 cm
Reproduction of Olivetti calculator Logos 58
Reproduction of Olivetti calculator Logos 58 for ‘Non è questione di forma’ (‘It’s not about form’), 2019.
Photographic reproduction of the work under construction. Aluminium body welded and covered with an epoxy powder coating. Keys made from milled methacrylate, polished, varnished, printed using a silk-screen technique.
Courtesy of the artist and the Galleria Federico Vavassori
Work produced by the Giovanardi Corporation, based on a plan by Riccardo Paratore
Photographic credits: Andrea Rossetti