closed Olimpia Scarry.

The show

Fondazione ICA Milano presents, from 18 January to 6 February 2022 on the ground floor of the Foundation, theWhite Noise exhibition, a solo exhibition by Olympia Scarry. His works are placed in dialogue with the works ofJennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla and with a sound composition by Stephen O’Malley.For White Noise, the Swiss American artist Olympia Scarry (1983) has produced a new body of workssculptures that capture the traces of time and sound imprinted in the synthesized organic matter.The crystallized minerals of geological time, or deep time, are transformed into translucent veins inonyx, while the designs engraved in the stone interrupt its flow.

Lines similar to moiré, which in termsmathematicians represents a large-scale interference and that in physics is considered a "beat" sonar (whentwo identical forms do not exactly overlap), they are taken up here by oil paintings on paper such asa cascade of conversations.Soap is a purification process, a process of attempted preservation that is unattainable. The fatsstored continue to burn in the internal cavity, evolving with environmental conditions andexposing the signs of aging. Borosilicate glass, a material used for laboratory experiments ein the field of optics, it lies on the floor tied in bundles like a fiber optic cable that connects aelement of the empty space to another.

Light operates its wave metamorphosis as a conductor oflight, parallel lines meet only at the point of infinity.Artificial interventions within the natural elements create an alchemy of immobility challenged by sound andfrom time. White Noise, white sound, is in other words a randomly transmitted sound that it can haveequal intensity at different frequencies and to which a constant power density is conferred as in lightwhite, which although appearing as such is defined as the complex mixture of all the wavelengths of thevisible spectrum. Scarry's work resonates through materiality.


Works on display

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