The assembly of mechanical objects, quiet in their static state, comes to life with a refined electrical impulse, a supple chameleon, which appropriates the host space, cannibalising the beauties that have always inhabited the place; all that already exists disappears, both in the dark and in the light, which are the language with which the work communicates.
It’s always her, the same creature that comes to life and reveals herself in a different form every time, to us spectators who follow her, like avid fans idolising a rock star.
At every public appearance, she evolves and dialogues with anyone who observes her; not making any distinctions, because she has the talent of visual democracy.
She captures you immediately, slowly, puts you at ease, makes you feel wrapped in the warmth that digital works hardly emanate. The lights, although cold, warm the atmosphere. She talks to you, and as she gains confidence, she gets stronger, she no longer whispers, in a short time she screams, she doesn’t embrace you shyly anymore, she pins you down where you are, she is the one who rules, and you are part of the space.
Primitive Primavere, is the animal trained by the Quiet Ensemble, which from time to time orders it how to present itself and leave an impression on the visitor, changes title, face, technique, approach, space, smell, time, with the awareness that it will be able to change and amaze the user, leaving him dependent and pending the next meeting with the new face that will take on this electric flesh.
Fabio Di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli are the sculptors/processors/trainers of a visionary moment, where technology is transformed into powerful poetry, as only nature can express itself.
The Quiet Ensemble represents in a complete way what the contemporary artist is: a serious and mature entrepreneur, confident of his goals and talents, with a great creative charge, complete with all the pieces of a complicated puzzle assembled serenely.
Primitive Primavere was exhibited in the Sala Santa Rita in Rome from 7 to 24 November 2019 within the Romaeuropa Festival 2019.
images: (all) Ref19, Quiet Ensemble, «Primitive Primavere», ph: Cosimo Trimboli