No location available, 2020
Gumprint on Tengu and Tarantula restoration paper
95×95 cm, 6 pieces
Installation view at Wild Mazzini, Torino
“No location available”, is an installation that consists of six prints on Japanese restoration paper suspended, divided into two groups of three, and placed on either side of the gallery, where the viewer is placed in the centre. Each print represents a different cross-section (at different heights) of the same island. Half of the prints represent what is above sea level, the other half represent what is below, which stops being considered as territory to fall into an indeterminate underwater oblivion. The viewer finds himself physically included in the work, on the ideal borderline between these two worlds – emerged and submerged – invited to feel part of this representation. The choice of the red colour used for the performance aims to strengthen this gap between known and unknown, as red in water is the first colour component to be absorbed, disappearing only 5 metres below sea level. This work is part of and continues the investigation of the seabed undertaken by the artist through the three-dimensional works in the “Try again” series.