“Natura Morta” with Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s in Italy

Two Street Artists named Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s created this slicing critique of mankind for the Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy that took place over 3 days in the end of September.

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Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s collaboration for Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE (photo © Dissenso Cognitivo/NemO’s)

“Natura Morta” takes inspiration from the traditional “still life” that artists usually apply to fruit, food, household items, even taxidermy – and instead objectifies the human as something to be pulled apart and studied. NemO’s typically casts an unsympathetic eye toward the homosapien, featuring him as a feckless desperate loser full of fallibility, blinded by his own selfish instincts.

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Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s collaboration for Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy. Detail. (photo © Dissenso Cognitivo/NemO’s)

Here too the new piece “alludes to a humanity that has pillaged and transmuted natural resources, killing all them and himself too,” says the artist.  And when you learn that Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, one is inclined to agree that we are actively planning a dim end for ourselves.

“Symmetrically, nature as biological system (from Greek bios: life) dies because of destructive human mania,” say the artists, and our collective behavior “opens the door to a dramatic and bleak future.” Not sure if this grotesque depiction of a dissected human will result in a new discovery about our nature, but “Natura Morta” does open the mind, and heart, and throat…

Happy Monday!

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Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s collaboration for Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy. Detail. (photo © Dissenso Cognitivo/NemO’s)

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Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s collaboration for Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy. Detail. (photo © Dissenso Cognitivo/NemO’s)

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Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s collaboration for Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy. Detail. (photo © Dissenso Cognitivo/NemO’s)

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Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s collaboration for Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy. Detail. (photo © Dissenso Cognitivo/NemO’s)

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Dissenso Cognitivo and NemO’s collaboration for Restart Festival 2014 in Imola, Italy. Detail. (photo © Dissenso Cognitivo/NemO’s)

 

 

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