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What’s he building in there?

Atlante. Geografia e storia della giovane arte italiana, curated by Giuliana Altea and Marco Magnani, MACS, Sassari.
1999




This is the story of the demolition and reconstruction of a little house inside an orangery. The destruction of the house is video-projected in reverse, starting with the rubble, then the bricks, then the plaster and ending up with the house.

The video is projected onto an irregular-shaped piece of plaster, each side of which is deformed and corresponds with one of the walls of the house. The pure white surface is gradually filled with projected images, reconstructing something real, but losing the original pure strange geometric shape of the white surface.



© Robert Pettena 2018