critic: Hernan DIAZ ALONSO
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Stefano PASSERI: Dust Breeding deals with the legibility of amorphous forms in an almost familiar landscape. The forms and the landscape are independent of each other and are governed by independent rules. At the same time, what is initially mere coexistence, gradually determines unexpected moments of empathy resulting in new sets of relationships.
These relationships act on the morphology, posture and function of the elements, which thus cease to behave as unrelated—instead, they begin to develop complex character from cohesion and hierarchical arrangements through mutation. Not unlike the dust accumulating on Duchamp’s work in Man Ray’s famous photograph, it is possible to read the forms both as independent and as embedded in the landscape. There are three families of mutations: 1) ‘object-on-object’, 2) posture, 3) scaling – while each family is independent of the others, mutual intertwining occurs on a variety of levels.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
SP: Urs Fischer (Marguerite de Ponty), Marcel Duchamp (Dust Breeding), Albrecht Dürer (Four Horsemen), Andy Warhol (Silver Pillows), Eric Moss (Mariinsky Theater) , MOS (Instant untitled), Colen Campbell (Stourhead), Giovanni Bologna (Appennino).
sP: What were you reading while developing this project?
SP: Reading Gertrude Stein, Portraits; Giorgio Manganelli, La Notte; Allen Fisher, Entanglement; Bois & Krauss, Formless: A User’s Guide; Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology; Manfredo Tafuri, The Sphere and the Labyrinth.
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