Paths forced into the palm of your hand

Caves gallery, Melbourne

"Paths Forced into the Palm of Your Hand" is the title of the exhibition specifically conceived for the space of Caves Gallery, Melbourne.

The exhibition is the result of an interactive and performative process between me and the space. The title "Paths Forced into the Palm of Your Hand" is borrowed from Khorakhanè, a song by the Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio de André, and provides several clues to understand the exhibition. All interventions within the space are expressed through lines or projections. The exhibition could literally be entirely contained in one hand; it is essentially composed of 3 objects: a fishing rod, an umbrella, and 3 magnifying glasses. The objects are used as extensions of the human body and are put in relation to the walls, floor, and lights of the space.
Magnifying glasses are used to project the internal structure of LED lights onto the floor. The focal length of the lenses is regulated through a plastic water pipe.
A fishing rod is hooked to the inclined column, conceptually connecting the exhibition space with tension to the foundations of the building.
The shaft of an umbrella planted on the floor follows a furrow to a wall where the umbrella becomes a drawing made with pencil and saliva, using some existing wall holes as starting points for the composition of lines.