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BSA Film Friday: 07.06.18

BSA Film Friday: 07.06.18

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :
1. Gonzalo Borondo Matiére Noire
2. r1. on the corner of August House in Johannesburg
3. Banksy in Paris on FWTV
4. Joan Cabrer “Hot Pixel”

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BSA Special Feature: Gonzalo Borondo Matiére Noire

A short documentary today taking us through last autumns On October 7th in Marseille, France in collaboration with Galerie Saint Laurent and Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo as they presented Matière Noire. A massive collection of individual installations that took over the top floor of an exhibition space normally used for shops, Borondo’s influence in the selections is throughout, a story told in three acts on Projection, Perception and Interpretation.

Artists include BRBR FILMS, Carmen Main, Diego López Bueno, Edoardo Tresoldi, Isaac Cordal, Robberto Atzori, Sbagliato and A.L. Crego, with curatorial guidance from Carmen Main.

Borondo has thrown open the doors to this cavernous space for a vitrine displaying our strong attachments to the fragile, ethereal objects and impressions. Their original meanings mixing with your own, projecting yourself as you do upon them. This is a chance for the artist to experiment and explore – perhaps to pursue something they have not been able to previously. Here is the laboratory, here in the interstitial. Yours is the gift of perception.

Directed by Matteo Dellangelo, reflections blur into paintings and tapestries, shadows morph into cats sleeking moving  just beyond your periphery. An army of executives kneel, their faces distraught and mournful as they ask forgiveness for ushering in the fascist age their now caught in; Revolutions of video, scraps of family warmth and other things that aren’t there; benchmarks in social ritual, humble sets for theaters of manners, possibe deceptions, probable blurry sherries, fizzy Tom Collins, tortoise shell horn rims, cracked crystal, hair cream, horny men and  haberdashers snapping apart girdles and garters, knocking over the slide tray and projector.

There are dark natural wonders and new highways in this Internet of things; prize winning cakes and first communions and turtles and turtlenecks; crying babies, bonbons, blond wood, great escapes and many lost opportunities mixed among the found ones.

But we wander….The project is to successfully outline an object onto another surface, and each artist in this curiously lit labyrinth of myth, memory and phantasma plays with these objects to bend perception. Carmen Main helps you find the way.

r1. on the corner of August House in Johannesburg

The thrilling drilling of geometic chromadek adornment of the corner installation by artist r1 in South Africa. “It took me 4 days to install and I drilled 688 holes,” he says. “One of the key aspects I love about the work is its placement on the corner wall, creating a 3D like effect. It makes the artwork seem to pop out of the building, creating a sculptural-like mural.”

Banksy in Paris on FWTV

Join Doug Gillen as he assembles and analyzes the recent Banksy installations in Paris.

Joan Cabrer “Hot Pixel”

Dig this dark funky groove that accompanies the sweep of the spray as Joan Cabrer paints a recent wall in Barcelona. For more on the story check out

“Joan Cabrer. “Hot Pixel” Digitizes Life and Nature For Contorno Urbano. 12+1 Project”

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Resurrecting the Church with Air Sculpture by Edoardo Tresoldi

Resurrecting the Church with Air Sculpture by Edoardo Tresoldi

Soaring Architectural Sculpture Recalls a Long Lost Holy Place

An astounding display of the volume and spatial relations defined by the built environment is now rising in Siponto, Italy thanks to the imagination of street artist/public artist Edoardo Tesoldi, and thousands of cubic feet of wire.

“I imagined being able to draw in the air, while keeping a direct relationships with the context,” says Edoardo Tresoldi, the artist of this ethereal holy host. On this soil and in this context the sculpture is an epic interpretation of an early Christian church that at one time rose from this site not far from the ocean in Southern Italy.

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

Like an anthropod that has left its skin, the church is no longer here, but the exact replica, an exoskeleton that commands space stands hollow. The scale reminds you of the power the building and the institution had, the wind reminds you of its lack of staying power. The overall effect is as classical in its detail as it is post-modern in its digital-blur ephemerality.

Working in concert with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Archaeology Superintendence of Puglia, ancient meets contemporary here and actually gives us pause to think of the relative meaning historically assigned to massively impressive architecture that one day soon may be recreated by pressing “print” on your enormous 3-D printer.

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

Curator Simone Pallotta speaks of this work by Tresoldi as “majestic”. He says that the axiometric installation, which continously changes as you walk around and through it, is “able to tell the volumes of existing early Christian Church and at the same time is able to vivify, updating it, the relationship between the ancient and the contemporary.” This is “a work that, breaking up the secular controversy of the arts primacy, summarizes two complementary languages ​​into a single, breathtaking scenery,” and you will agree with his observations.

 

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

Departing from the pure aesthetics here, one wonders if this translucent work doesn’t also vilify the institutional Church for its daunting network of massive edifices that rise to the skies but do not rise to the occasion of serving the needs of the increasing number of poor who are desperate to be housed, clothed, fed. Interestingly, a couple of wire human forms are included in this installation, presumably to show scale, and they are ghost-like, unmoving.

A mirage of architecture and architectural history, the computer-modeling aspect of the experience makes it seem like the viewer is interacting with a hologram. Reduced to its elemental geometry the new sculpture could be interpreted as a fitting critique of the hollow  institutions that set themselves quite apart from the people, behind majestic walls.

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

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Edoardo Tresoldi (photo © @theblindeyefactory)

 

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