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David Casini, COME QUANDO ACCADRÁ (LIKE WHEN IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN)

iron, led strips, charger, controller, steel cable - Variable size

Location: Panorama of Punta Tragara

Natural phenomena are, in most cases, unpredictable. An illusory haphazardness which belongs to fascinating events like falling stars.
Actually falling stars are not stars at all, but small rocky formations, residues of unknown planets which collide with Planet Earth, catching fire and resulting into the famous bright phenomenon. If in ancient times they were seen as a foreboding sign, for many generations now the most unmentionable secrets and wishes have been addressed to these bright trails.
The artistic project COME QUANDO ACCADRÁ refers to the strength of the wish as the drive for a change. The work is made of a led strip hung and anchored to the top of two opposite buildings along a city road or in a natural environment or, more generally, in the space between two supports located at a variable height. If, especially where there is light pollution, it is difficult to detect the light of falling stars, this work reproduces its speed and enhances its power by recreating the randomness of the fall at different and unexpected intervals.
COME QUANDO ACCADRÁ is a sort of atmospheric staging, which is not natural anymore but human, as human are the ambition, the dream, and the utopia. The goal is for the work to be seen as a natural phenomenon. And, therefore, with the surprise and unpredictability caused by the flash of light.

Short Bio

David Casini (Montevarchi, 1973). A visual artist who works with site-specific sculpture and installations. His works were displayed in personal exhibitions at the Plutschow Gallery in Zurich, CAR drde Bologna, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, MAR - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Ravenna, Galleria T293, Naples. He participated in many collective exhibitions, among which: "Ripensare il medium - Il fantasma del disegno" Casa Masaccio, S.Giovanni V.no (2015), "Biennale Disegno Rimini", Ala nuova / Museo della Città, Rimini (2014), "4 Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art", Thessaloniki (2013), "Oceanomania" at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and the traveling exhibition "The Mediterranean Approach" at Palazzo Zenobio, Venice (2011), MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, Marsiglia (2012) and SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo (2012). He was awarded the Talent Prize in 2009.