Discendenti (Descendants), 2019

Structure in brass shaped by laser, covered with a sand-based paste

LED bulbs

Courtesy of the artist

Work produced by the Giovanardi Corporation

Photographic credits:  Andrea Rossetti

Artist
Jacopo Mazzetti
Materials
Brass, sand-based paste
Dimensions
100 X 30 X 130 cm
Summary

This work is part of a series of sculptures composing an installation with the overall name ‘Riunione di famiglia’ (‘Family Reunion’).

The project is configured as an environmental installation that reproduces a family tree composed of three imperishable parts:  the Ancestors, the Living, and the Descendants. The works interact, evoking the presence of a nuclear family perceived in a nonlinear dimension of time:  an encounter with other entities in a space in which the past, present, and future exist simultaneously.

 

Technical Specifications:

Structure in laser-cut brass, curved manually.  Surface decorated with a paste of glue and sand.  The LED lighting system integrated into the structure functions by means of track lighting. Arduino electronic controller for correcting the light. Backdrop in refractive nylon.

Dimensions:  100 X 30 X h 130 cm

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Altare per divinità storicizzate, 2019

After illustrations by Tiger Tateishi based on a graphic project by Ettore Sottsass

Base in steel suitable for containing water. Structure in polished brushed steel. Shielded and isolated electrical structure illuminated by 3 concentric circular blue neon tubes and 5 red incandescent bulbs. There are also two ‘secret’ compartments in the work.

Courtesy of the artist and the Gallery Federico Vavassori

Work realised by the Giovanardi Corporation

Photographic credits:  Andrea Rossetti