Carlo Bernardini


A drawing paper is simply paper as long as it is white, but once you draw on it, it becomes “a drawing”. A design in light is a mental drawing that uses a dark space, as a kind of dark paper on which it forms in negative. An optical fibre drawing in space can be in harmony with the place itself, but the light can also create an interrelation by overcoming the physical walls and transforming the environment in a deceptive way. An installation, in fact, has the power to take the space and push it to the limit of an illusionary dimension, the one dictated by the original idea. A mental drawing, executed with the light of the optical fibre, can go beyond the walls, not allowing the viewer to understand its origin. The lines of light passing through the walls connect different rooms, joining them in the space of a single work, which lacking a complete point of view, in its wholeness  can only be reconstructed as a puzzle in the viewer’s mind. The installation takes over the space and incorporates it. The spatial form develops a challenging relationship with the space, as it penetrates it, stimulates it and reduces to its power, until transforming it into itself. It is a role play where the space is transformed from the container into the artwork: the drawing of light goes through it penetrating it, and once inside, it goes beyond the walls without the solution of continuity. The optical fibre line passes from room to room piercing the walls and the floors, combining the external environment with the internal one in a sole drawing: “Permeable space”, the place where Light generates space.

Carlo Bernardini     Milan 2009

Images script:
Installation in optic fibers, feet h 66 x 88 x 99.
Milan, Palazzo Litta.

Manfred Kielnhofer

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer Mystique contemporary art sculpture Guardians of Time by the Austrian Manfred Kielnhofer observing and pretending the world. “The Guardians of Time” relates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It seems that only man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence. In his works of art Manfred Kielnhofer deals with the natural human desire for security. Thus his oeuvre reflects genuine exploration, consideration and discussion of current as well as historic moods and sensibilities of his social environment. His works of art captivate with elaborate combinations of light and different technique.

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