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  • Vetrata 1142 printed on photographic paper
  • Vetrata 279 printed on photographic paper
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at MEM in Cagliari - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at MEM in Cagliari - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at MEM in Cagliari - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at MEM in Cagliari - photo Emanuela Melis
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at MEM in Cagliari - photo Michele Borsato
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at MEM in Cagliari - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at MEM in Cagliari - photo Emanuela Melis
  • Sainte Chapellework in progerss of the installation at MEM in Cagliari - photo Xmem
  • Sainte Chapellework in progerss of the installation at MEM in Cagliari - photo Xmem
  • Pandora 1.1 live by Matteo Campulla at MEM in Cagliari - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Pandora 1.1live by Matteo Campulla at MEM in Cagliari - photo Emanuela Melis
  • Pandora 1.1live by Matteo Campulla at MEM in Cagliari - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at Ex Monte Granatico in Donori - photo Jonathan Poddesu
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at Ex Monte Granatico in Donori - photo Jonathan Poddesu
  • Sainte Chapelleopening at Ex Monte Granatico in Donori - photo Jonathan Poddesu
  • Pandora 1.2live by Roberto Follesa and Filippo Mereu at Ex Monte Granatico in Donori - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Pandora 1.2live by Roberto Follesa and Filippo Mereu at Ex Monte Granatico in Donori - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Agorà Multimediale in Ghilarza - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Agorà Multimediale in Ghilarza - photo di Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Agorà Multimediale in Ghilarza - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Agorà Multimediale in Ghilarza - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Agorà Multimediale in Ghilarza - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Pandora 1.3live by Davide Mocci at Agorà Multimediale in Ghilarza - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Pandora 1.3live by Davide Mocci at Agorà Multimediale in Ghilarza - photo Gesto Segno Disegno
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Sainte Chapelleinstallation at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
  • Pandora 1.4live by Remigio Furlanut at Laboratorio Urbano THE FACTORY in Palagiano - photo The Urban Lab Spazio per le Arti Visive
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Sainte Chapelle
mostra/opera d'arte collettiva

A PROJECT BY

Federico Cozzucoli


AND WITH PARTECIPATION ORDER:
Monica Scidurlo Alessandro Pili Fabiana Collotto Tiziana Befani Sara Montani Simona Sarti Matteo Campulla Violeta Vollmer Rossana Piras Francesca Ore Antonella Albani Alessandro Severin
Angela Impagliazzo Marco Tullio Dentale Serena Damiani Artekreativa Gisella Pasquali Huda Takriti Elisa Sassera Annalisa Parisii Maria Cecilia Bossi Emanuela Melis Giovanna Madau Maura Argiolas Alfonso Lentini Lidia Scaravaglio Massimo Caria Rozita Fogelman TAD [Tech+Art+Design] Alessandra Loi Ina Mindiuz Sonja Benskin Mesher Maria Cassatas Tufano Fiuto Darika Domenico Severino Roberto Scala Fabio Speciale Gloria Keller Patrizia Nicolini Daniela Spoto Chicco Sabbatella Gianni Polinas Paolo Viterbini Ellen G. Vincenzo Tolu Giulia Ripandelli Eliseo Pau Alessandro Antonucci Fabio Petretto Anna Autuori Luciano Caggianello Milena JK7 Vincent Wood Federico Fistarol Maurinomangiapanio Karma Chodon Xa Na Hiroshige Antonella Sportelli Petra Probst Mey Blond Jenny <aRaTI.ram:aaRTI> Corrado Pizzi Luisa Valenzano Valentina Montesano V. Rostella Grazia Salierno Doriana  Frau Lucilla Campioni  Minghan Gong

CRITIC TEXT BY
Simona Campus

WITH A NEW TEXT BY
Margherita Capodiferro

People often say and often write that, because it is the truth: most of us can remember with absolute precision the place where we were and what we were doing when, on September 11th, 2001, Al Qaeda launched the attack on the World Trade Center and on the heart of the United States of America. On that day, the time of our everyday life was suspended by this tragedy and it was associated with an unprecedented spectacularization, while worldwide television was transmitting images of crashes, smoke, ash and everyone, or nearly so, was mesmerized watching. Actually, there was indeed a precedent: the skies of Baghdad, pierced by the bombs of Desert Storm, on January 17th, 1991. Even the Gulf War, the first war of global communication, appeared similar to a film sequence, like a bright green firework shining among the palms during the night in the Middle East.
The tragic images of that emerald sky, accompanied by original audio commentary by Al Jazeera and CNN, open the video Sainte Chapelle, an artwork by Federico Cozzucoli. In the video, Baghdad alternates New York, which in turn alternates to Iraq and then to Afghanistan, always showing the war and the power of the media, the hanging of Saddam Hussein, the announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden and speeches to the Nation from the Oval Office. Life and death are mixed up with a video game. In the foreground, the Earth spins fast, without stopping, without sense. It is a crazy ball, colored by the visions almost psychedelic developed by Cozzucoli through the use of different techniques; visions which, progressively, unexpectedly, form a Gothic stained glass window. Among the pieces of the virtual stained glass window, abstract, sometimes optical elements alternate with representations, with further political and social references - from Silvio Berlusconi to the popes of the Catholic Church - but also quotations from art history, first of all Vincent Van Gogh and his Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe (1889). The video and the digital window exist independently of each other, and together they combine into a unitary and original artistic project - the suggestion of the title Sainte Chapelle connects to the window - conceived starting right from the events of September 11.
Over the past twelve years, many distinguished people have had to deal with Western sensibilities due to the chasm caused by the collapse of the Twin Towers. In 2002 eleven directors from as many countries have directed eleven short films, each of which had the symbolic duration of eleven minutes, nine seconds and one frame, which were included in the film 11'09"01 September 11, created and produced by Alain Brigand. In the field of music we have Bruce Springsteen with The Rising (2002). In the literature, Don DeLillo, whose novel Falling Man (2007) implies the famous photograph of a man who falls from the north tower, taken by Richard Drew at 9:41:15 a.m.: one moment and one picture, albeit an image of documentary value, of such dramatic force to call into question the prerogatives of proper artistic expression in the presence of the catastrophe. Both the art installation by Hans-Peter Feldmann, 9/12 (2001), and the painting by Gerhard Richter, September (2005), are certainly very significant, nevertheless, as it has been pointed out on the occasion of the exhibition September 11, curated at MoMA PS1 by Peter Eleey, for the tenth anniversary, the events of September 11 remain underrepresented in the context of contemporary art, probably due to the impact terribly aesthetic of the event itself.
Cozzucoli's project is inspired by the events of September 11 in order to make us reflect on the fragile balance of our planet still dramatically precarious in recent months because of international tension, with its epicenter in Syria. Questioning about the dynamics of spectacularization accentuated by the media - consider, for example, the controversial Flipbook 9/11 (2005) by Scott Blake - Cozzucoli accepts the challenge imposed by Ground Zero: he does not imagine a finished and definite work, but - according to Umberto Eco - an open work which can be modified, altered, contaminated by external interventions. In the secular and universal chapel of the World Wide Web, all considerations, all contributions, all intelligences and talents can be accepted. This is a project which includes experiences from digital art, from net art, from relational practices and the concept of post-production. In fact, it corresponds to the definition formulated by Nicolas Bourriaud who considers the work of art as an «interstice» that is «a space in social relations which, although it fits more or less harmoniously and openly into the overall system, suggests possibilities for exchanges other than those that prevail within the system» (Nicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics, Paris, Presses du réel, 2002). With Sainte Chapelle, Cozzucoli retrieves the social dimension of culture and at the same time, he faces some crucial points relating to the authorship and fruition of art. In the fragmentation of identity and the uncertain subjectivity of existence of these days, he responds by seeking dialogue and encounter. After modifications, alterations and contaminations resulting from the contributions of those who will be the protagonists of online workshops, a new work of art will come to light, continuously evolving. It will be collective, participatory and totally unpredictable as result of dialogue and encounter of people and ideas. (Traslation Danila Atzeni)


SIMONA CAMPUS


"Sainte Chapelle" is an "experience". An experience essentially characterized by the concept of network. A "system, a group of individuals interconnected and cooperating" in direct communication, without filters or censorship. The total opening; the horizontal; the non-competitiveness are reminiscent of the Art Post and its essential characteristics: the collection of influences and contributions received and began to create a new game. The art evolves and it does according to the times and the theories and so we can speak of Web Art, Net Art and Art relational (Nicolas Bourriaud) in which the artist is working to create devices that can activate the creativity of the user turning the 'objet d'art in a place of dialogue, discussion and, of course, loses importance of relationship in which the final work and assumes the centrality of the process, the discovery of the meeting. This peculiarity seems to embrace most aspects of contemporary society, which sought ways at multiple levels. First vehicle of contamination and dissemination of the work is the web. An exchange / open dialogue and expanded implies that the opportunity to compare and enriched by different experiences, distant geographically and socially. In this way, the artistic construct do you actually open, dynamic, multi-sensory. Participation retains the unpredictable, changing the traditional concepts of "work", "artist", "user". Where the artist becomes "activator" of processes and information, communication of subjective perception and universal, tied to historical events that have affected the whole planet. The wars. The Twin Towers. September 11. Fragile balance on which, Cozzucoli, calls us to reflect, involving other artists, designers, enthusiasts who like him respond individually and in chorus to compose the glazing "testimonial" of a common feeling revised and revisited with expressiveness and different experiences. It is the recovery of a social and cultural dimension of art. The recognition of differences. The return of a collective work declined to levels of perception not only visual but tactile, sensory, multimedia. Through the "its called" the "gift": 138 digital images printed on photographic paper 9x15, as if they were individual pages of a diary, in chronological order to compose a "Stained Glass" Gothic. It is the "return", the exchange, the catharsis of dialogue that becomes the story of a universal consciousness: a second "Stained Glass", the result of contributions returned to the digital artist and he reassembled. The video "Sainte Chapelle" is the true celebration of the events of September 11, audio and image sequences taken from the web, from the first Gulf War, the collapse of the Twin Towers, up to the execution of Gaddafi. It is here that the image of a globe spinning, to compose the image of "mother glass window" created by Cozzucoli, restores us the way. The essence of the representation of the real world offered by the artist interacts with a second video "Pandora" (played live by musician Remigio Furlanut during the inauguration of September 12, 2014 of the FACTORY Palagiano) anche'esso result of contributions, modifications and contamination chorus to interpret the present world after September 11. In a society in which the protagonist is often the predominant element, share a broader vision, without verticalisms, which makes the protagonists without distinction of any kind has a nostalgic flavor, other times or other struggles. Still, the web, the interconnection in real time bombards us at every moment of pictures, information, sound, taking away any glimmer critical and aware. It is the revolution of communication, a plurality enlarged likely that the flattening in the magma at all. Do "network" is the cry raised by several fronts. To overcome the entry level altogether. Connect collaborations. Feel less alone. We just have to "live" the experience and let more food and endless reflections on our "being" today.

MARGHERITA CAPODIFERRO
FEDERICO COZZUCOLI