group exhibition curated by Marta Orsola Sironi
from March 19th to May 7th 2021
at Coatto, Passante ferroviario Garibaldi, Milano (Italy)
According to the wavelenghts of light passing through the atmosphere, sky should be perceived as more violet than blue. Over the millennia however, human species has predominantly developed those photoreceptors able to perceive the central phase of the chromatic spectrum, therefore the azure blue. For this reason, we perceive the sky as blue and not violet. If even the color of the sky can be questioned, we are led to the awareness of the intrinsic relativism of our perceptions. A thought is triggered on the instability of the perceptive nature of reality and the environment that surrounds us. Nothing can be given for certain, everything is relative and somewhat ambiguous.
This is the basis of the site specific installation created by Francesco Pacelli for In_festa. The environment is dominated by violet, becoming a place of pure light, where the boundaries of reality dematerialize. The artist's interventions aim to structure an immersive experience, in dialogue with the context. In his works there is a play of tensions and balances between iconographies coming from the natural world and its manipulations, set up on the walls as an atlas of the memorial, leading to an extremely variable but at the same time familiar dimension. Such a tension generates a short circuit between what it is possible to know and what is not entirely recognizable. In this parallel world the works of Francesco Pacelli live their own autonomy of organisms, hidden behind the veil of a plausible reality.
Marta Orsola Sironi