Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke, Analemma, 2018, 1cm vinyl squares on windows, detail, Capella Cavassa, Saluzzo. Courtesy of the artist, The Blank Contemporary and Fondazione Amleto Bertoni
START/STORIA E ARTE – SALUZZO
PREMIO MATTEO OLIVERO – 40th EDITION
MARK BARROW AND SARAH PARKE
CURATED BY STEFANO RAIMONDI
CAPPELLA CAVASSA, SALUZZO
27.04.2018 – 27.05.2018
Monday – Sunday 8:00 – 19:00
Mark Barrow (1982) and Sarah Parke (1981) are the winners of the 40th Edition of the Premio Matteo Olivero, Remembering Memory, part of start/storia e arte – Saluzzo, a project promoted by the city of Saluzzo. The organization has been entrusted to The Blank Contemporary Art.
Analemma is the title of the project realized by the two artists from New York, consisting in the application of 60.000 transparent and colored 1×1 cm vinyls on the windows of the Cappella Cavassa.
The artwork is a gentle and poetical intervention that ephemerally interacts, through the light giving shape to the image, with the evocative paintings and decorations of the chapel. The final result mixes the technique used for the windowpanes with mosaic, the past tradition with contemporary technologies, combining the meticulous gesture necessary for the creation of patterns with their digital composition. The image is developed through different and repeated patterns, partly recalling Roman and Greek art as symbol of infinity and unity. The spectator could feel disoriented into the space as this dialogue between the temporality of the artwork and the Chapel, built in the early 1500’s, doesn’t happen in a contrast but in a kind of continuity, blending in an image decoding process as if the windowpanes made of red, blue, green and black squared fragments had always been there.