81 Balloons, bandages, plaster

Dimension  variable

MACT/CACT Bellinzona

04.06. - 28.08.2022

“Simulacrum” deals with the aspects of mutation. By changing the characteristic material of the object, its arrangement and the way in which it is installed, it overturns its meaning and value. Balloons, normally used as decorative, ephemeral, frivolous and short-lived objects, in this work are presented as fossilised sculptures and set against the tsunami of technological and digital acceleration. They are displayed hanging upside down instilling a sense of alienation, while the broken fragments scattered on the floor invite the visitor to a new reading.

Credits: © Patricia Jacomella