Gasparini Marina


Marina Gasparini | Arte Laguna PrizeMarina Gasparini
Gabicce Mare, Italy


Art section: Sculpture and installation

Dimensions: Variables

Year: 2018

Materials: Metal circles, neon lights

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This piece was part of a site-specific installation in Fondazione Collegio San Carlo, Modena 2018. Follow the red thread of the word “Chora”, this group of metallic circles represents the orbits of stars and planets in the first heliocentric cosmological diagrams from Copernico to Galilei. The whole installation “Chore Park” has been proposed as a reflection on the concept of environment and focuses on the microcosm / macrocosm dichotomy. I chose to dwell on the iconological heritage that characterizes a precise historical moment: when two illustrated texts (the De corporis humani fabrics by Vesalius and the De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Copernicus), both of 1543, inaugurate the modern separation between microcosm and macrocosm and the “deconstruction” of the human body and the cosmos as well, as a practice of modern knowledge.