Paola Anziché

1975, born in Milan (I).

Lives in Turin (I).

 

IN RESIDENCE at CAPACETE

Rio de Janeiro/São Paolo (Brazil)

August-October 2011

 

The body consumes objects, leaving traces of its passage. Movement, thought, ideas, transform and consume the object, offering an indefinite, open interpretation, a structured movement. Movement writes spaces, marks the passage of time, opens the mind to thought associations, guiding us as we move on from a set of starting conditions.

… Paola Anziché further develops her research on the relationship between sculpture, architecture and public, i.e. between object, space and body. Each element exists in a relationship with the other components, and the work of art leads an unstable life the moment the two meet/clash. Interaction is a central element in Anziché’s works, we could say it is their creative principle, and aims at exploring the mechanisms of perception and of the construction of self. The traditional view of the work-spectator relationship implies and reproduces an ‘extensive’ mode of world cognition: in experiencing the work, the two terms of this relationship are separated, in that a clear dividing line is drawn between subject and object. In the participatory mode, instead, this separation gets reduced, sometimes even erased, for if the object can no longer be perceived as something outside the self, in turn the separation between self and the world dissolves, and the body becomes a ‘receptacle’ of every power that has to do with otherness…

www.paolanziche.net

Adesso, Rio de Janeiro, 2011

Adesso, Rio de Janeiro, 2011

Sur les traces de Lygia Clark. Souvenirs et évocations de ses années parisiennes, film by Paola Anziché and Irene Dionisio, 20'

Sur les traces de Lygia Clark. Souvenirs et évocations de ses années parisiennes, film by Paola Anziché and Irene Dionisio, 20′

mãe-de-santo, work in progress, Rio de Janeiro, 2011

mãe-de-santo, work in progress, Rio de Janeiro, 2011