THE WALL OF DELICACY (Ode to America), 2019- on going

Giuseppina Giordano, THE WALL OF DELICACY (Ode to America)

raw and delicate, a rosebuds border fence. A meditative practice. A reflection on ephemeral, beauty, delicacy.

This is a participatory project.

Would you like to contribuite working together on building a longer, more beautiful rose buds border wall?

Please, reach me at giuseppinagiordano.info@gmail.com for more informations!

 

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AMORE / ROTTURA DI PALLE/ UNIVERSALE (Sorry Wislawa), 2018

AMORE / ROTTURA DI PALLE / UNIVERSALE (Sorry Wislawa), 2018 red ink on wall / variable dimensions

LOVE / UNIVERSAL / PAIN IN THE ARSE (Sorry Wislawa) is an endlessly repeatable work.

LOVE / UNIVERSAL / PAIN IN THE ARSE (Sorry Wislawa) is an endlessly repeatable work.

Realized with a special rubber stamp, the text is the result of the translation in 104 languages by Google Translate of the poem “Love at first sight” by Wislawa Szymborska, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996 .

The lines of the poem are grafts of multiple languages.

Sharing fragmented meanings allows the creation of new ones

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CENTRAL LINE, 2018

Giuseppina Giordano, CENTRAL LINE, 2018 Petri dishes, agar agar, bacteria cultures / 68 x 500 x 3 cm

Bacteria, among the first life forms appeared long ago on our planet, are the installation’s core elements.

The graphic scheme of the installation takes origin from the Central Line London tube map.

While in London, during London Summer Intensive residency by Camden Arts Centre and Slade School of Arts I took the Central Line and at each subway stop I opened a different sterilized Petri dish putting in contact the culture medium and the air (where bacteria are usually found).

The “captured” bacteria will grow and reproduce until they become visible to our eye assuming the shape of a “coloured mould”.

The shape and the colours of the dots appearing every day on the Petri dishes will be changing continuously in unpredictable ways depending on the kind of bacteria.

Time, measured as we move through the different underground stops, and at the same time, beaten by the continuous transformations happening inside the Petri dishes, is reasserting its peculiar role and the circular space where bacteria’s life unfolds is strictly related to the space of the city.

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