Friday, February 26, 2016

Day #15 - Art for Lent: Studio Azzurro's "In Principio (e pot)" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"In Principio (e pot)" 2013 by Studio Azzurro | Italy. Video installation, the Pavilion of the Holy See (Vaitcan), Venice Biennale
The curators of the Vatican Pavilion at the first-fifth Venice Biennale assigned Studio Azzurro the theme of Creation (followed by Un-Creating and Re-Creation by other artists). To embody creation, the group manufactures interactive video walls that displayed the gestures of deaf-mute people, while also recording the impressions of viewers' hands. The piece hints at a king of intimate, immediate, and intuitive communication we have all but lost -- a sort of original language prior to the confusion of tongues.  [page 38]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."