THE SACRED GIFT | STUDIO NUCLEO | 2018
THE SACRED GIFT
‘The Meaning Of An Object Is Another Object’
NUCLEO SOLO SHOW
Curated by Clara Madaro
Via Mottalciata 18/C, Turin TO, Italy
October 30th – November 5th, 2018
Studio Nucleo presented a new series of works on postcards from well-known sacred architectures or sculptures,
collected in a long-term research.
A new tecnique allows to tune the curved sculptures and the postcards by means of Booleans.
The introduction of curves in Booleans method changes the treatment, the visual and the conceptual
impacts compared to previous series.
Thanks to a kind of a plastic preformationism of the selected pictures, the forms stretch out from the images.
Such tension provokes a distortion that marks the born of new sensual objects detached form images that float
on an immersive display recalling a sacred space. The rewriting of the laboratory as a sacred space is not an exotic
element but a relational one because Nucleo Lab is next to two places of religious worship.
The gift is sacred not simply because the postcard comes from a sacred place, but also because is a track of an aesthetic
experience that therefore is collective, even if it is deeply rooted inside us. In fact, the postcard is always a gift
but sending a postcard is not a merely affective act, rather an aesthetic one.
An object seems to emanate a kind of value, then we feel entitled to make it public by means of another object
that is precisely the postcard. At the same time, we cannot explain what really comes from that object to make it so special.
The show The Sacred Gift materialized exactly this nonconceptual process.
The meaning of an object is another object alludes to the new born sensual object or the artwork in its ties with
the starting sacred objects and the postcards. The exhibition suggested a space of unity and tuning with objects in which affective,
sacred and aesthetic dimensions are melted. Booleans functions shape forms and truth together but this kind of truth is sensual,
and it can be revealed only imaging a coexistence.
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