alfonso artiaco
alfonso artiaco
founded in 1986

bianco valente
Time based
20.12.2003 - 31.01.2004

Alfonso Artiaco gallery is glad to announce the opening of the Bianco-Valente show, on 20th December, with the presence of the artists.

The antinomies between mind and body, artificial and natural are the basis for Bianco-Valente’s research. Their work analyze the phenomena of perception, the registration of memories and visual remembrances that follow the perception such as the creation of images. They produce video, digital images printed on canvas and installations in order to explore the boundary where organic and inorganic, the real and the immaterial are mixed up and the registration of reality merges into its traduction in vision. “The imaginary of our works are the « mindscapes », warped visions with alterated colours of the nature, just to fix on the canvas a sort of mental image. The human figure with blurred features, out of focus, and indefinite, in order to represent our immaterial part and as a counterpoint ( the body-mind duality), images of  cells shot by microscope. »

For time-based their third personal show at the Alfonso Artiaco gallery, the first in the new space in Piazza dei Martiri, Bianco-Valente will show new works, canvas, videos and installations based on the recurring theme of time: 
“All the natural processes are cyclical they are based on time. This is the less expensive and more efficient way to immortality that nature has found in million of years of evolution. We ,human beings, are born from this presupposed, but the cultural superstructure that we acquire with education makes us not to accept time for what it is, pushing us to have an anthropomorphic cognition of it, that is based on an illusory feeling of immortality .”

The sound of videos has been designed by Mass. This is the second Bianco-Valente collaboration with Mass after “Self Organizing Structures”, an audio-video live performance preview presented at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma the last 30 Th of Novembre, on the occasion of SonarSound/RomaEuropa Festival 2003.
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