11.10.2023 - 25.11.2023
Via Montecuccoli 11G
Photo Luana Rigolli
Una Decade nella Tana: a Numb Need, a Flesh Flicker is a new body of work presented by MRZB at Baleno International for their first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Conceived as an experimental collage of silver gelatin photography, video, performance, sculpture, writing, the work consists of a two channel video installation, I Killed My Father, I Ate Human Flesh, I Quiver With Joy (Kaspar’s Lunatic Remedies), and a photographic diptych, Le Derive di Kaspar (I Tremolii della Carne) and Le Derive di Kaspar (88 Vegas).
I Killed My Father, I Ate Human Flesh, I Quiver With Joy (Kaspar’s Lunatic Remedies), follows the dérive of Kaspar, between the continuous non-landscape of the Po Valley in Lombardy and a series of enclosed, marginal, liminal and abandoned spaces. The music, arranged by the artist and composer Rin Suemitsu is performed by artists Ivan Cheng and Jette Loona Hermanis.
In Le Derive di Kaspar (I Tremolii della Carne, 88 Vegas) gelatin silver prints on baryta paper are a backdrop to sculptural inserts. These works function as ghostly filmic, narrative traces, memento mori, accumulation of insignias of death and decay, death by overload. Le Derive di Kaspar (88 Vegas) depicts an abandoned buffet, middle-class fetish, staged, emptied and left to itself; in Le Derive di Kaspar (I Tremolii della Carne) close-ups of the character stand in the foreground accompanied by intimate objects, dresses and body parts, hairs, hand and arms, a powdered face.
Una Decade nella Tana: a Numb Need, a Flesh Flicker flirts with genre cinema, pulp and horror, amplifying the dramatic fragmentary grotesque story of the character in a slapstick, alternating interior monologues and mortiferous litanies, glamorous and gothic, photographic decompositions, stagings, scene studies, diaristic writings, poetic and literary appropriations.