"I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you"
January 5- March 15, 2020Palazzo San Giuseppe, Polignano a Mare, Italy
Organized by Like a little disaster and PANE Project
Essenza Club presents: Ian Bruner Riccardo D'avola-Corte Léo Fourdrinier Jennyfer Haddad Alessandro Nucci
Photo process: L.A.L.D.
Press:Daily LazyScandale Project TzvetnikO FLUXOANTImateria
“BAITBALL (01) "I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you" is the first episode of a periodic and nomadic series dedicated to collaborative practices in contemporary art. The first episode is curated collectively by sixteen galleries, project spaces, artist run-spaces, collectives and independent curators:
Catbox Contemporary (New York) - Davide Da Pieve - Essenza Club (Nomadic) - Flip Project (Naples) - Ginny Project (London) - Harlesden High Street (London) - Like A Little Disaster (Polignano a Mare) - Felice Moramarco - Nights (Nomadic) - PANE project (Milan) - PIA Studio (Lecce) - Progetto (Lecce) - Rhizome Parking Garage (Online) - Studioconcreto (Lecce) - The Sunroom (Richmond) - Ultrastudio (Pescara / Los Angeles).”
Full text:Baitball 01 engBaitball 01 ita
Testo versione italiana
«All that is solid melts into air», the expression famously featured on the Communist manifesto, suggesting a desire for transformation in a society retained stagnant and reluctant to change – hence the will to uproot all that is immovable, permanent, solid – has a key to interpretation that strengthens the social character of our idea of change. The theories by Z. Bauman on a liquid society also constitute a key passage of some social transformations evident today that highlight the resurfacing of an almost totally changed attitude by individuals in their very individuality, as it were, as well as in their social, political and economic behavior.
However, the search expands and comes to focus also on the many aspects of the concept in the broader sense of the term, on physics, on the states of matter – in particular on liquid states, or better, on the fluidity that is the state of gasses and liquids. In physics, fluids have specific entropic properties, but superfluids are characterized by the absence of entropy and behave borderline to the commonly known laws of physics. Superfluids have no viscosity and ascend walls; this reference we adopt as metaphor for "super-ability" and as a “super” feature of the states of matter, but also as the ability of subjects to answer to outside stimuli – whether they be natural, social or other types of phenomena – in these terms.
The way of understanding these forms has led us to reflect on the concepts of liquidity/fluidity, transformation, flow, transmission, change but also viscosity, resistance, traction.
Alessandro Nucci, Strilla prima di cantare #1, (Shout before singing #1 ), 2019, 2 plaster statues, earthenware
Alessandro Nucci, Strilla prima di cantare #1, (Shout before singing #3 ), 2019, details
Ian Bruner, I found a molted skin near the radiator, it was the flaccid pink husk of a coral snake (waiting in a motionless room), 2019, detail
Ian Bruner, I found a molted skin near the radiator, it was the flaccid pink husk of a coral snake (waiting in a motionless room), 2019, digital print on paper, found wooden sticks of various sizes, water bottles, liquid dish soap, pomegranate
Jennyfer Haddad, You must tell me, you never tell me…, 2020, steel bar, collection of found and bought things/objects on the way to Polignano a Mare, Italy
Jennyfer Haddad, You must tell me, you never tell me…, 2020, details
Léo Fourdrinier, www, 2018, digital video
Riccardo D'Avola-Corte, I never been your but you can get something and shake me! 2017-2019, II edition of 2019, dehydrated Monstera flower and agave leave, polyurethane, white acetic silicone, Mediterranean Sea sand, Mediterranean Sea water, spray paint dusted and acrylic paint, vinyl glue, ebony wood paint, galvanized Iron, chain
Alessandro Nucci, Strilla prima di cantare #2, (Shout before singing #2), 2019, earthenware