exhibition of contemporary art review "Post Organic: The Day After" in
collaboration with the Consortium Camu, project curated by Erica
Olmetto and organized by Deheart with APGs (Association for the
geomineral historic environmental park of Sardinia) and the Museo
Geopunto of Iglesias.
In the following months, thanks to the collaboration of Paola Corrias,
director of the Museum Geopunto, the exhibition will move into the
territory of Sulcis Iglesiente and in the rest of the isled and extra
Matteo Campulla, Federico Cozzucoli, Simone Giovagnorio, Alessandro
Muscas are the four artists involved in the first exhibition of the
project (22 January to 1 March 2015, EXMA 'Cagliari), and will develop,
each with its own language, the issue of extinction of resources
natural and the consequent transformation of the territory, first of
Sulcis Iglesiente area intensively exploited and transformed by the
huge mining, from the time of the Phoenicians until the eighties.
The continuous succession of mineral processing has led to an
overproduction of waste that has made it almost dry and barren
landscape and, in other cases, in an unusual way, has instead created
new shoots of life.
Man against nature, but also the nature against man, when the elements
and aerosols in marine coastal environments continue their action of
inexorable destruction of artificial materials.
A constant struggle between anthropic built and natural landscape.
Starting from such a context, the artists reflect and experience on the
photographic media and digital. The project will drive their
imagination to a future not too far away, where the human race will
survive without the primary resources and adapt to the new environment.
The hypothetical reconstruction of the world without their resources
may be different, as well as multiple scenarios that open up in a
context where we are witnessing the destruction of nature, the
transformation of the landscape in front of the spread of salinisation
and desertification. The places are no longer distinguishable will be
replaced by miles of wilderness, the houses improvised containers and
disused factories now make available to the few survivors of the
mechanical parts of the gears are no longer functional.
The reference to the Post Organic, artistic movement of the eighties,
is dictated by the evident reference to the concept of fusion machine,
artificial product created by man, with the organic elements. The
product is not intended only as a hybrid human body, with vital
functions / machine symbiosis continues on which developed the
reflections of the first artists of the movement, but also as a fusion
of the natural landscape with the artificial one, which generates a
process of constant metamorphosis.
The artist's work, which has always inspired by the symbolism and
iconography Christian and Catholic worship, also highlights here
significantly the importance of the relic in the reflection on the Post
Organic, raising a work of art one of the objects of worship important
in the history of the Church.
In the religious relic has a more or less direct connection with the
holy and with their martyrdom, through conservation of one or more
fragments of a garment or a part of the body such as teeth, blood, hair.
In this work the artist uses elements of your body that guards inside
containers and exposed for the veneration and worship, reliquaries,
with the intent to transfer the symbolic value possessed by the holy
relic, highlighting the potential beneficial and salvific. This
operation causes a connection to the artist himself with his own
organic essence, mimicking the mechanism of the cult that is the trend
that pushes the man in search of his own nature and the union with the