INDEX FALLS

Site-specific project and SOLO Show at MARBLE MUSEUM + PERFORMANCE at Carrara quarries, Italy.
May 25th - August 31st, 2013.


Project curated by Federica Forti for DATABASE-CARRARA
Light intervention on the quarries in Carrara with high-reliefs of figures in free-fall following the iconography of the 9/11 Falling Man to create new pediments for the temples of financial power in the marble of Carrara.

NEW INDEX: If a pediment were to be built to decorate the temple of contemporary power through classic design (and not with a skyscraper, the contemporary temple of the Western secular and financial world), this temple of Imagined power would be dedicated to the God of Finance, and would therefore have a pediment representing an inexistent, omnipresent and unnamed deity –after all, financial power is like this: it lacks an apex, yet is an oligarchy, which is not headed by a single sovereign but rather engulfs all our lives. The male and female figures forming the iconography of Morilla’s pediments are merely part of a mechanism of which they are both the supporting structure and sacrificial victim (composed according to the rhythms of INDEX rates).
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NEW FALLS: In Carrara, the INDEX FALLS project could not exclude a dialogue with the marble quarries. The artist was provided with different locations (the three Colonnata marble basins are Miseglia, Colonnata and Torano) in which to project a number of large scale images designed specifically for the quarry: men and women captured at the moment of their fall, before their impact with the ground. Fixed frames, as the artist’s statement is intended to be. The fixed images projected without a narrative structure are an important symbolic omen, a disillusioned picture of our present, and a warning about our future.

CURATORIAL TXT (Spanish) "The invisible hand" by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta + AVELINO SALA A-DESK
Catalog: PDF ITA+ENG (1,5Mb)

PERFORMANCE at Colonnata quarriesPERFORMANCE at Colonnata quarries Work in progress + Gobo (detail) Carrara Marble Falls #2 (1/4)Carrara Marble Falls #2 (1/4) Photo HD 120x120cms Carrara Marble Falls #4 (1/4)Carrara Marble Falls #4 (1/4) Photo HD 120x120cms INDEX FALLS @ Museo del MarmoINDEX FALLS @ Museo del Marmo Corridor view Exhibition main hall viewExhibition main hall view Pediments #1 + #2 New financial power temple pedimentNew financial power temple pediment White Carrara marble 100x60x5cms New financial power temple pedimentNew financial power temple pediment White Carrara marble 100x60x5cms Temple Pediments @ Studio TelaraTemple Pediments @ Studio Telara Work in progress INDEX FALLS @ Museo del MarmoINDEX FALLS @ Museo del Marmo Exterior view INDEX FALLS @ Museo del MarmoINDEX FALLS @ Museo del Marmo Exterior view