14.06.14 > 15.06.14
Agorà Ice Stadium
Ice, photovoltaic system,
batteries and transformers system
6000 x 3000 x 7 cm
Photons work hard to get from the heart to the surface of the sun. It can take up to 160,000 years to complete the 400,000+-mile journey. And yet, once Earth-bound photons reach the surface, they travel the 93-million-mile distance to our planet in just over eight minutes. From the Earth’s surface the facilities of the A2A energy suppliers absorb − via solar panels and accumulators − the heat of the sunlight, overturning its chemical composition so to transform it into SUN PIECE INCARNATION, the stadium’s iced ground. The crystals, the drawing of agate & milk and the twelve sculptures on the stands work as a filtering system for these iced solar rays. The exhibition ADHD turns the Agorà Ice Stadium of Milan into a catalyst*. It facilitates the acceleration of both chemical and physical processes during the incarnation of a new generation of people capable of expanding human perception and evolving our condition as human-consumers to the role of human demigods.
* A catalyst is a chemical species which occurs during the course of chemical reaction by increasing the speed, remaining unchanged at the end of the same (a difference of the reactants, which are consumed as the reaction proceeds). The use of catalysts makes processes that would occur very slowly (eg years) to be fulfilled and are completed in a relatively short time (for example, seconds, minutes, or hours).
12 unique pieces
Laser etched quartz crystals
Children, a series of crystals resting on ice, are the scraps of a marble quarry. After being laser-etched and reinforced with enamel and glass fibers, their chemical composition defines the first filtration system for the sun’s iced rays. Each drawing, made on sudden impulse or during meditation, is the circuit of a specific frequency.
ZODIAC’S NERVOUS SYSTEM
Water jet cutted aluminium
12 unique pieces
280cm × 450cm × 0.8cm ~
Twelwe sculptures in the stands incarnate the nervous system of a zodiac: every sign of the zodiac coincides and governs a precise part of an entity, which in astrology is called zodiac body*. This gaseous presence, of which nerves emerge only in the form of massive electric shocks, is hardly noticeable, but ubiquitous and pervasive; it mediates the influence of the sky on earth and of the planets on our very nature. We can imagine a Zodiac Nervous System as an abstract anthropomorphic creature, both androgynous and animal, whose head is governed by the Aries; neck, nape and throat by Taurus; the lungs by Gemini; chest and digestive tract by Cancer; heart, solar plexus and venous circulation by Leo; stomach and belly by Virgo; kidneys and internal genital organs from Libra; external genitalia and the lower part of the digestive tract by Scorpio; thighs, liver, and pancreas from Sagittarius; knees and bones from Capricorn; legs and ankles from Aquarius; and the feet by Pisces.
modeling clay, milk
120 × 90 × 3 cm
All of these forces converge at a point in the middle of the stadium: X. Positioned beneath a massive sound system swithched off, this work is the clot of a sound – a sound so loud that, by compressing space, it becomes transformed into materia. The drawing in onyx and milk depicts a snake that is eating/regurgitating a man. It is a symbol of rebirth applicant in different cultures and eras of humankind*. It can be found in the biblical text of Genesis, in the symbol of Alfa Romeo, in Mayan, Egyptian and Greek iconography, as well as in the arms of the Visconti family, today’s symbol of the city of Milan.
ADHD is the first solo show of the artist Jacopo Mazzetti (1987, Milan).
His artistic practice is aimed at the creation of scenarios that invites to the experience of revealing stages of consciousness and generate conditions of intimacy, both individual and collective.
Special thanks to:
Alessandro Agudio, Amelia Bellinvia, Edoardo Bonaspetti, Diego Cattani, Pietro Cocco, Michele D’Aurizio, Claudio Ghezzi, Domenico Insinga, Leonardo Mazzetti, Pietro Minelli ,Giangiacomo Rossetti, Antonio Scoccimarro, Dena Yago.