‘Il nome dell’arco’, an environmental installation presented in 1983 at the Lenbach museum in Munich.READ MORE
The arbitrary and unprogrammable nature of art is the context within which this work takes form as a pure event: twelve large panels bearing luminous marks are arranged to form a dodecagonal space at the centre of which stands a massive tree branch, curved into the arc of a bow and covered with gold leaf. In the penumbra of the environment, the transparency of the coloured marks on the panels, a form of luminous multicoloured bieroglyphs, interacts with the gleaming gold of the bow, while a continuous sound, a kind of low, indistinct bum, emanates from an unidentifiable source, almost as if it were the subtle alien voice of the coloured motifs. The setting, pervaded by a subtle sacred atmosphere, which is implicit, interior and in no way made manifest, seems almost like a place of worship abandoned by a long defunct deity.
Il Nome dell’Arco. Environmental Installation, Munich, Lenbach Museum, 1983 [PE0006]
Il Nome Dell’Arco. Window Decals, 2,4×3,6 cm each, 1983 [FT0006b]