THE MULTI-SENSORY IMPOSSIBILITY OF A WORM

 

虫の多感覚障害

 

9'50", Single-channel video, Digital (HD & Full HD), DV, HDV transferred on H264, Color, 2018 

 

Cast: Tancredi Cocchi (Man); Tadzia (Woman)

Sound: Paolo Murgia

Through a composition of many images on a single screen, the project seems to raise some questions about communication, the role of the senses and their possible effects: What would happen or how would develop or not the individual and the society if we can communicate differently or if we use other senses opposite to those already codified and adopted? In this perspective, the work tries to call into question the conventional system of communication which stands at the base of our social structure and consequently affects the world around us. Therefore, the title ironically emphasizes the restricted use of other forms of alternative contact by man.

 

"The work raises questions about the body, the sensorial potentialities, and their limits, and establishes the hypothesis of an unusual tactile and bodily language as a means of communication able to approach universality and naturalness, by questioning its possible implications in terms of influence on the person and the community. 

The artist looks at physicality in the possible expansion of sensoriality and reflects on how methods of communication necessarily influence the formation of the structure of the self, culture, and lifestyle. 

The stratification of semantic levels, the perceptual displacement in decoding the sequences of the nine squares in which the artist breaks up the screen area, force the viewer to engage in an unusual mode of reading, for which he is not yet trained, to coordinate the multiple visual and auditory impulses, including the codes of the silent sign language and the meaning of the action of the protagonists, who seem to test each other, looking for an alternative contact and unconventional forms of interaction and knowledge."

 

Sonia Arata (director/curator, Red Stamp Art Gallery)

 

Exhibitions/Screenings:

-  Boundary-Video Art Space in Pastel, Pastel Bekarei, Berlin, Germany

6 November 2021-7 January 2022

- Broken Screen (Pantalla Rota) exhibition cycle, “This doesn't match the

curtains, nor the furniture”, Casa Belgrado, Buenos Aires, 20 February

2021

- Broken Screen (Pantalla Rota) exhibition cycle, ”The Treachery of

Images”, Patio de las Artes, San Juan, Argentina, 3 December 2020

- "Links", group exhibition curated by Virginia Monteverde, Etherea Art

Gallery, Genoa, Italy, 20 June-31 July 2020

- 25 Internationale Kurzfilmwoche, special program on Japan recent

productions, Regensburg, Germany, 17/20 March 2019

- 22nd Traverse Vidéo | Art vidéo & expérimental, Installations, Lycée

Ozenne, Toulouse, France, 15-31 March 2019

- "The multi-sensory Impossibility of a Worm", Jean Sadao Solo exhibition,

Ogu Mag gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 13-16 July 2018

- Moss Index vol. I, bi-annual film series, Artists' Television Access, San

Francisco, USA, 28 June 2018

- "The Body Link" First Part, group exhibition curated by Sonia Arata, Red

Stamp Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland, 19 May-16 June 2018