LE MIE COSE WRPD UN-lockdown

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artist GABRIELE ROSATI

Mario Perniola asserts that “our society is moving, changing, turning from an organic-orgiastic sexuality into a more neutral, inorganic, abstract and objectified sexuality. Human being’s desire is no longer focused on the pleasure of physical contact between body and body, but is heading towards a kind of inorganic attraction towards “things”- a sexuality intended as excitement and solicitation of all the senses.

Pleasures, impulses, desires are increasingly influenced by an attraction to objects. In fact we must become things we feel. The human-being must think closer and closer to what is not organic, that does not breathe, but is always around us. He/she must create a relationship between his/her senses and his/her “things” - a visual and sensorial pleasure between the body and objects.

Objects take over from the flesh - objects are silent archives of small stories - stories identify the human being - the human being is made of flesh and objects.

Even the most insignificant, irrelevant and fragile object has its own dignity, its own value.

Together with other “pieces”, the object creates a visual wardrobe of the Persona, the collector.

These “things” identify, narrate, talk about us. They are memories. They compose other memories.

The human being is made of them - they are his/her second skin.

I’ve always had an hard time throwing things away. I don’t know why, but it has been as if I was distress to take away this dignity from the objects that have always been with me, around me, inside me. Even the smallest, dated or yellowed pieces of forgotten tickets have a life, a story, and I want to tell this story.

The project “Le mie cose” starts with a collection of objects that I am using, touching and throwing away daily. From morning to evening. For seven days.  After a week of this “routine”, these common objects meet my memories that are embodied by other objects as well.

Glued into my sketchbook, the objects are assembled side by side. Compulsively.

The “things” that I have found within the pockets of old coats, within wardrobes, drawers or those things that I had simply left on one of the corners of my desk, are all arranged together on the same page.

They create a new pattern, a new skin, a new Myself. They re-identify Myself.

The third stage is the morphing process that is called “accumoli”.

My new pattern, composed of pieces of memory and common objects, is in turn re-composed by other ordinary or irrelevant objects that are also de-contextualized by their origin, by their “place” and therefore by their meaning. They are re-disposed in new “situations”, they have alongside objects that apparently have nothing to do with each other (because they originally belong to another context).

By following this process, my project tries to give a new meaning to the Ordinary. It tries to change the function that the object has in itself, the perspective of things, the perception of things.

“Le mie cose” aims to define and to create new identities, new relationships between apparently unrelated objects, between the body and things. Between my things and myself.


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