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The large installation on the facade of the ICA presents one of the acronyms that are given as a title to millions of videos that are uploaded every day on YouTube: IMG 0001, IMG 0002, IMG0003, and so on. The work represents a resistance and an antibody with respect to the algorithm that wants us to propose only contents that are equal to ourselves. From a conventional sculptural dimension, work opens up to many constantly growing micro-universes. "Amateur videos" that present an unstable everyday to look with new eyes. The work will always be the same and every day, every year, different.
“Fake news” is a yellow container positioned outside the ICA in Milan. We can not say whether it is or is not a work of art. We should open it. But we can not. The caption can not disappoint us: it contains 7800 packages of Amazon and 7800 artworks. Even a fake news, at the bottom, is a news if we do not have the ability to manage information and make the differences between “what is true” and “what is not true”.
And even if the container is open, the problem arises of how to experience 7800 packages and 7800 artworkst. 15,600 things to manage.
Sculpture in the entrance in the same place, in the same time. By the fingertips of the left hand
various material, ICA, Milan 2019.
The fingertips are extremely used in recent years. At the same time they represent the connection and disconnection from the world, from what we call "real". With the fingertips of the fingers we can feel things, but also surf with smartphones and computers. At the same time they are the tools of the first artistic manifestations of humanity, and today, on the tactile mouse of Apple, they seem to travel and feel "our cave", the membrane of our private dimension.
The great sculptures you see are just installed in this private space, which today is also the only remaining political space. In fact the modern states, in recent years, can only adopt flotation policies, while the decision we take in our private dimension is 10 or 20 times that of a Head of State.
FULL VIDEO > https://vimeo.com/237158451
The first video inside ICA represents a real and analogical (photo) montage of a work installed in the Dolomites.
By the fingertips of the left hand
various material, ICA, Milan 2019.
video documentation about a traveling action in the woods of Trentino, ICA, Milan 2019.
FULL DOCUMENTATION > http://lucarossilab.it/7800-something-extraordinary-in-the-woods-of-trentino/
The Tongues of Luca Rossi
eraser, ICA, Milan 2019.
Cutting the tongue means something. It means that you have talked too much.
With the growth of social networks and digital communication there is no perception of the truth, that is systematically manipulated, but anyone can express opinions about everything. How to make the differences?
Gilles Deleuze said that we do not need to express ourselves, we do it too much, we instead need interstices of solitude and silence to finally say something true. What's true? Here, art can become a gym and a laboratory where we can train and experience our ability to see.
Here, the silence, the tongues cut off. Tongues, made with eraser, represent a relic of our time. The sacrifice of the artist, commonly understood, that in front of an uncontrolled production of contents must necessarily take a step backwards. "Taking a step back" does NOT mean "do not" but "do it in a different way".
The languages you see carry with them the silence that surrounds them.
By lefthand fingertips
various material, screen spots, ICA, Milan 2019.