SpazioKN, Trento

Fence "is an installation created by Alberto Scodro for SpazioKn, for contemporary art which has its platform in the historic center of Trento.

The work consists of a series of sculptural elements that refer to the natural world, opening a dialogue, both on a physical and symbolic level, with the particular geography of the territory. In the Kn room the work appears as a sort of landscape suspended between nature and artifice, a container from which shapes, colors, smells and materials can move and expand in space according to an open and multidirectional movement.
Positioned vertically on bases taken from the section of a tree trunk, subtle sculptural forms, slender and sinuous, alternate with more articulated material aggregations, following, in their arrangement, an architectural design inspired by the processes of expansion and proliferation of living forms .

The term "Fence", which in English indicates a fence, refers to the particular spatial and compositional dimension of this work, where the relationship between the individual elements that compose it is twofold, alternating static balances and dynamism. Although each sculpture has specific plastic and visual qualities, in the overall design one ideally becomes an extension of the other, in a sort of construction and overall organic growth. If the movement of these thin three-dimensional lines obtained from the fusion of mineral material generates an upward tension, as if guided by an act of germination, the more sculptural masses seem instead to establish contact with the earth and horizontality. Their presence refers to a growth, to a movement that takes place by aggregation, contraction and progressive expansion of the most different materials that compose them (oxides, minerals, metals, agglomerates, fragments of stone, earth and glass, waste and objects of use daily).

Scodro's will is to dig into the layers of matter, replacing a simple act of taking and displaying a portion of reality, even symbolic, with the need to modulate new aggregations, tracing fragments, reconnecting fabrics, following a design that the more it conceals the explicit aspects and the appearance of natural reality, the more it adheres to internal processes, to the forms of its becoming.

Federico Mazzonelli