Da qui tutto bene
Blue back paper, wall painting, loudspeakers broadcast news and current debates. Context-specific work, overall dimensions variable.
Da qui tutto bene is a context-specific work designed for Museo Novecento’s XIV-century cloister in Florence. It reflects the material relationships between the architectural space – with its function: first as a place of an ecclesiastical retreat than as a museum – and the environment in which it is embedded.
The work involves the use of blue back paper (paper commonly used for urban billboards): pasted on the perimetral walls of the cloister “back to front”. In this way, the paper conceals from our sight the part usually reserved for
the image and shows its back of synthetic sky blue. The blue back paper doesn’t cover all the wall surface but is ripped away with a cutter, recalling the shadows of leafy branches and the architectural elements of the loggia.
These negative shadows are calculated artificially through the use of lighting software, and retrace the dawn light on the day of the exhibition opening (26 September 2019). The loggia, in fact, used today as then, as a place for preservation and isolation from the outside world, was architectonically designed to avoid natural shadows and noises.
The paper overlies and partially covers the pairs of male and female synonyms painted as a fresco on the wall, drawn from the series Un Linguaggio Inaudito (2018) dedicated to the Italian political language.
The installation is completed by four loudspeakers continuously transmitting news and debates about current affairs in Italian and English. The news overlapping creates an indefinable and at the same time familiar background noise.