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Courtesy Cardelli & Fontana
THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART
99 WORDS WITH FABRIZIO PREVEDELLO
The studio is an old abandoned house.
In the seventies it was also used as an elementary school in the small village where I live.
It has a terracotta floor supported by chestnut beams. The floor is very elastic, maybe too much… I reinforce it with a beam. My colleague downstairs, a painter, is grateful to me.
To distribute the weights, the materials for the sculptures are placed around the perimeter of the walls. I also started building the sculptures on the walls.
The climate is mild, for almost the whole year I leave the windows open, the swallows come in, they make their nests between the beams in the ceiling… and their physical needs, too.
I cover the finished sculptures with sheets, I protect them from being looked at and from coexistence with the swallows.
A sculpture in the making is positioned very high up, just below the ceiling. Some newborn swallows begin to use it as a springboard.