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Andrea Di Cesare, Olim, 2015

Neon, stones, site dimensions

Location: Staircase Hotel Syrene, Capri - Until the 3rd of November

Olim (which in Latin means "once upon a time") is a work related to light, the light of a halo that has always represented the integrity of a pure religious figure, the divine light that illuminates the path of the faithful. The sacred figure does not live anymore in the places predetermined by the faithful, in their place remains only the lights that once illuminated those figures.
The thought behind the idea of Olim is total abandonment of the physical body, which remains only in ancestral traces; therefore, the light is positioned directly in the ground. There isn't any uncertainty in this abandonment, but instead awareness: the conscious affirmation of a physical absence ... and continuous light.

Photo by Claudia Ferri

Short Bio

Andrea Di Cesare (Pescara, 1977) lives and works in Milano.

2014 - ARCHIVUM

Schmid Production, Milano
2014 - LIVE EVIL
Ultra Studio, Pescara
2012 - HI
spazio disabitato, Pescara
curated by Emanuela Barbi
2012 - FESTIVAL COMMA
Palazzo della Penna, Perugia
curated by Rocco Pezzella
2010 - IL VOLO
Aurum, Pescara
curated by Marcella Russo
2009 - PROGETTO VERNICE
Pescara
curated by Mauro Bianchini
2007 - FREESHOUT!?
ex Mattatoio, Prato
2005 - OCCHI NUOVI
Spoltore Ensemble, Spoltore
curated by Antonio Zimarino e Sibilla Panerai
2005 - ZONE TEMPORALI
ex Mattatoio, Pescara
curated by Luigi Pagliarini

His process has started with writing in 1989.