13/02/2020 - 27/03/2020
Elissa Lacoste /// Giada Montomoli /// Shahar Livne /// Stefania Ruggiero
“People are nowhere near so fluid, being both material and opaque”
Donna Haraway - A Cyborg Manifesto, 1985
Camp presents SUR FACE, a collective exhibition that is happy to occupy the gallery surface by investigating the relationship between object and interlocutor that is created in this subtle dimension of which we still do not know the boundaries in its depth. Yet, it tells us everything, or almost everything, of what we have before us.
The surface is understood here as an involucre, a physical and metaphysical packaging that informs us and attracts or rejects us, but is also understood as an area: what it occupies in the physical space and in our mind.
Elissa Lacoste, Giada Montomoli, Shahar Livne and Stefania Ruggiero speak through their hybridization works, of traces and layers that overlap creating an archaeology of touch as well as extrusion and elimination as an ornamental act.
The four designers and artists, since they come from different cultures and backgrounds, give a personal perspective of what is body and not body, how to tell a contemporary story with traditional elements from Amerindian culture, how to consider death and time passing by with impressed materical instants, like a serie of speculative fabulations that push the thought to appear on hidden dimensions, far from productivistic rationalism.
Through material research and manipulation, live elements are created, unique works that speak of contemporary creation and its processes, virtues and contradictions.
Photo credit: Paolo Mottadelli
Courtesy: Camp Design Gallery