Giorgio Cugno

1979, born in Turin, Italy
Lives and works in Bussoleno (TO), Italy
IN RESIDENCE at
LUGAR A DUDAS
Cali (Colombia)
July-August 2014

From the value and intrinsic meaning of gold through to the more important implications of a relational nature within the global community and the microsphere of individual local realities. This theme is certainly a central focus of my current research.

For the past year, I have been collecting and analysing material gained from a number of contacts within associations specialized in searching for gold in the Piedmont region, one of the richest sources of gold in Italy. In line with my artistic productions, through filmed narration focused mainly on cinematographic fiction, I intend to portray the social implications and the emotions that this mineral evokes in people’s lives from various points of view. No other force has so moved us in every corner of the world throughout time as the glitter of gold. Even more so in these times of economic crises where this mineral represents the safest of all investments.

I intend to document the dynamics and real aspects by the writing to then transform my research into filmed sequences.

Giorgio Cugno, Vacuum, 2012, Dcp, 94’, Italy watch

Giorgio Cugno, Vacuum, 2012, Dcp, 94’, Italy watch

Giorgio Cugno, XAU (working title), Dcp, Italy/Colombia, 2014

Giorgio Cugno, XAU (working title), Dcp, Italy/Colombia, 2014

Giorgio Cugno, XAU (working title), Dcp, Italy/Colombia, 2014

Giorgio Cugno, XAU (working title), Dcp, Italy/Colombia, 2014