The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to announce Rest Your Eyes, by Rebecca Moccia from 10 December 2021 to 7 January 2022, in collaboration with MAMbo - Museo d'arte moderna di Bologna.
The project is among the winners of the Cantica21 public tender. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere: a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the Ministry of Culture (MiC), launched in September 2020 with the aim of promoting the research and practice of Italian contemporary visual arts in the world.
Rest your eyes is a multimedia installation consisting of a live projection in the exhibition space of a silent news broadcast on a national channel to which are added two stereo reproductions located throughout the space and connected to all-news web radio in different languages.
The images, blurred through a handcrafted filter, are unrecognizable and at the same time disturbing and familiar. Through the constant tension given by the attempt to distinguish narratives and forms, Annalisa Pellino, author of the critical text accompanying the exhibition, remembers how the artist reflects "on the infodemic that strains the gaze and pollutes the thought, but also on a new dimension of public intimacy as a reaction to the dematerialization of the Self and the Other that has characterized our perception of the world in the last two years. Moccia puts materiality back at the center as an instance of the relationship, which connotes the installation as a liminal space of transition, where a polyphony of voices ripples the surface of the image, reverberates in space and disturbs the human soul”.
On Saturday 11 December 2021, on the occasion of the XVII edition of the Contemporary Day promoted by the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums (AMACI), it will be possible to enjoy a preview of the exhibition conceived directly online by the artist, on the website of the Italian Cultural Institute and of the gallery Mazzoleni, London - Torino.
We thanks the Gallery Mazzoleni, London - Torino for the precious support.