Cripta747 is pleased to present the works realized in Studio by the artists Marco Furlani and Jonathan Gobbi, Fabien Marques, Ruben Patiño and Kay Schuttel during the month of May.Researches of the artists in residence in May has been accompanied by guest curator Giulia Mengozzi.
The concept of “open studio” defines a situation somehow punctually characterised in the field of contemporary art; with a paradoxical somersault, I always noticed that is a punctually ambiguous situation. People usually don't go to an open studio expecting an exhibition, nevertheless they imagine and actually find highly organized spaces able to instill a certain degree of immediacy.
During the open studio all the desks resemble a moodboard - “hyperbuilding” a spontaneous posture. I think the researches that will be presented in Cripta747's studios in this occasion, somehow embrace these speculations about the concept of open studio as a space and a social praxis – slightly provocative ideas I likely proposed while drinking coffee.
So, embracing the open studio inherently ambiguous nature, Marco Furlani, Jonathan Gobbi, Ruben Patiño and Kay Schuttel invite you to an evening event that situates itself somehow in between a space of possible conversations, a peep hole show on an artist practice, an open general rehearsal and a proper performance line-up, as their interventions will be themselves proposals aiming to stay-in-between.
I could tell you more but I promised I'd shut up. Maybe just some gossip.
Jonathan Gobbi and Marco Furlani will activate a storytelling dispositif that stays between an archive and a collection, interrogating itself about the existing differences between them.
Kay Schuttel will offer you something that, I'm sure, will bring you to ask yourself if you're watching a frontal spectacle or a durational performance and maybe it will make you feel a little voyeuristic – but in a pleasurable way, like when you're watching your Instagram Stories feed and suddenly you run into some industry insider account, showing you the “behind the scenes” of something you're supposed to enjoy, in its final form, through a certain distance – the precise distance that makes you part of the audience.
And also Ruben Patiño, staying outside the studio space, coherently with what has been defined as the “post-studio condition”, proposes something that, again, stays in between: between a concert and an installation and a site specific intervention and a resonant architecture and, at the end, some kind of beta-version of a work that you're called to experience as some kind of beta-spectator.
text byGiulia Mengozzi
Die Furlani-Gobbi Sammlung is an ongoing project led by Marco Furlani (Trento, 1983) and Jonathan Gobbi (Piacenza,1983). It began in 2015 by the artists' fascination for Alexander von Humboldt and his idea of “Naturgemälde”, and by some reflections about the representation of nature contained in the writings of the explorer as well as in his travel diaries. Sammlung (the German for “collection”) take indeed the form of a collection of objects related to several element of the main project. So, from time to time, the artists become also collectors and curators of objects created by themselves or found items. In residence at Cripta747 Furlani and Gobbi developed a new lines of research focused on the archive as a display tool in which the collection is set according with these issues and with the dynamics put in place by the user during the consultation process.
Fabien Marques (Pau, France, 1982) is a visual artist. His practice is based on research about new or hidden territories and stories, and it is the result of collaborations with professionals outside the art field such as archaeologists, historians, architects or workers. The project developed in residence starts from the activities led by the IZSTO (Istituto Zooprofilattico del Piemonte (located few meters away from Cripta747), in particular the surveillance over the potential risk of new food is what interests him the most. Food history shows that eating habits have evolved in Europe over the centuries. Evolution of tastes, technical innovations and openness to new ingredients have shifted our taste to so-called “exotic” ingredients. Nevertheless, the integration of new food has always been connected to control, and several paranoias over the spreading of bacteria and the proliferation of diseases resulted in an increased protection on food heritage and health. Due to the increasing penetration of new products in the food market, the UE has established new food regulations. The issues of food surveillance and security are an interesting phenomenon in a globalized economy. Moreover, it is difficult not to think about this topic in relation to the current turmoil of European politics on migration.
Ruben Patiño is a visual artist and musician. The majority of his works are time based and contain different strategies in regards to sound and space with a focus on the sculptural properties of synthetic sound and the audio-visual creative potential of programming environments. In particular the artist is interested in generating multisensorial experiences, distorting the perception of space and time while involving audience. His research is focused on exploring formats of presentation blending the boundaries in between public event, concert and installation.For the open studio Patiño will present a new electronic music composition as part of a research based on exploring certain fountains of the city of Turin. A new sound work that relates to the unseen and the mysterious while stretching the synergy in between illusory sonic spaces with an in situ experience.
Kay Schuttel (1985) is an Amsterdam-based artist whose work explores the evolution of corporeal vocabularies and the intersection between choreography and visual art. Intrigued by the social codes and unwritten rules embedded in everyday live behavior, she exploree the performative aspects of the habitual. She focuses on the formation of new bodily movements and language generated by the evolution of communication tools, recording devices, and mediated daily rituals. Schuttel deconstructs, abstracts and reassembles key components from this behavior – gestures, movements, language and interaction - and stage moments in which these abstracted components are performed in altered forms or different contexts. With these performances she creates social situations in (public) space, in which she explore the interaction between what already exits and what is constructed by herself. During her Residency at Cripta747 Schuttel investigated the use of the body as a tool (to perform), while at the same time exploring participatory elements and the role of the spectator. On demand - the performance piece she created - consists of a choreography for 6 young dancers (based in Turin) and is accompanied by an audiotrack (composed by Ruben Patino) to be listened to trough the speakers of a phone.
The researches of the artists in Studio on April are accompanied by a critical text by Giulia Mengozzi (Bologna, 1987). She is part of the curatorial board of PAV Parco Arte Vivente in Turin. Since 2014 she is assistant of the curator Marco Scotini and project coordinator for Teatrum Botanicum – Emerging Talents Festival. In 2018 she joined ALMARE, an association hinge on contemporary practices that use sound as an art medium. She has been contributor for contemporary art magazines and publishing houses such as Arte e Critica, Diorama and DARS Magazine, and has collaborated with exhibition spaces, organizations and associations as BASE Milano, Standards, Associazione Barriera, Marsellèria Permanent Exhibition and Viafarini, Milan. In 2012 she was student assistant of the collective …AND AND AND for the project Maybe Educational at documenta13.
Cripta747 would like to thanks Gallleriapiù for the support of Furlani-Gobbi's residency; Alliance Française of Torino and the Istituto Zooproﬁlattico Sperimentale del Piemonte for the support and the time dedicated to Fabien Marques's research.