What is the relationship between sky and electronic devices?
What happens if the light of distant stars becomes close, passable, crushed by the shooting of a video camera and reproduced on monitors or projections and if the sky as a place of aspirations becomes physical and closes itself in a room? Irene Fenara produces four short videos from recordings made by video surveillance cameras. The sequences are subtracted by the artist as a result of a peaceful intrusion via internet in closed-circuit networks; the short clips thus obtained are projected in loop in the walls of the exhibition place, the observer is immersed in a simulative environment, a cosmic and dilated dimension, in which an aesthetic value is created starting from shooting with other primary function. In one of the sequen- ces we are left to guess, for a few seconds, what the origin of the signal is, triggering a relationship of exchange in the two senses in which the observer is not only observed, but he also take a position of disorienting infiltrated.
The installation was presented at Gelateria Sogni di Ghiaccio in Bologna for Family Matters, a group exhibition that collects the works of Marco Casella, Giuseppe DeMattia, Mimì Enna, Irene Fenara, Giacomo Giacomo, Gianfranco Mazza, Marcello Tedesco, Luca Bernardello and Paolo Bufalini and Filippo Cecconi, artists of different generations active in the Bologna area. Family Matters is a reasoning on the possibility of modifying the concept of exhibition using the collective exhibition. Eight individual projects share the space sequentially. At each exhibition are dedicated four days for a total of eight expositions in a month. The eight exhibitions are here intended as a single collective exhibition expanded over time and not in space.