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Marco Cassarà:

BONES OF LIGHT

From 5 April to 1 June 2024

The lift

The lift

Vicolo Niscemi, 8, Palermo

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Friday 5 April at 6.30 pm L'Ascensore presents the personal exhibition of the artist Marco Cassarà entitled Bones of light, curated by Giusi Diana.

“Inspired by the expressive power of Paleolithic rock engravings (petroglyphs), Marco Cassarà presents his new site-specific installation, Bones of Light, from which the exhibition takes its title, at L'Ascensore. The environmental and immersive work, a mixed technique on galvanized sheet metal, halfway between painting and graphics, welcomes a flow of signs, scratches and engravings which, like "bones of light", form the luminous alphabet of a sidereal narration that talks about internal processes and the emergence of the Imago, as an archetypal figure. The space is redefined by large vertical oil-painted panels over two meters high, which entirely cover the walls, transfiguring them. Through abrasion processes, the mirrored surface beneath the pictorial material of an intense combination of blue emerges brightly, through engraving by means of electric grinders. The work, thanks to the peculiar technique used by Cassarà, which plays with the refraction of light on the metal surface, is activated through the movement of visitors, as their point of observation changes, with an alienating kinetic effect. As the artist explains: "I like to think that light is inherent in the material of the work, and that it emerges on the surface through the signs I engrave, like the white of the bones emerges from a wound [...] The bones are inside of us, they support us, we feel their shape, they are sculptural lines. We identify with them. I can imagine a primitive man how he related to the proprioceptive sensation of his skeleton: the association with pain when a bone is exposed by a deep wound, what seeing the bones of an animal, or the skeleton of a human being might evoke. The association with death." Also on display is a poem printed in the Braille alphabet, specially composed by the artist, which in a synchronic circularity becomes a prologue and compendium".

Giusi Diana

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