Studio Azzurro, Baucio The post anthropic city, Triennial of Milan, Italy, 2002
Studio Azzurro is a group of new media artists, founded in 1982 by Fabio Cirifino (Photography), Paolo Rosa (visual art and cinema) and Leonardo Sangiorgi (graphic) in Milan. Here’s “The post anthropic city”, exposed at the Triennial in Milan in 2002.
The installation was presented inside an exhibition on “The Invisible Cities” by Calvino and consisted of a white wooden staircase with 36 steps. The staircase starts in concomitance with the first step of the staircase of the Palazzo del’Arte and reaches the height of 5.30 m in correspondence of the niches existing in the wall in which are placed white wooden plastics depicting the places of the white wooden plastics depicting ladder. The staircase is supported by a box of black wooden material resting on feet placed on the arranged staircase. Shadows of human silhouettes, some of which fly in the direction of Bauci, while others slide backwards, are projected on the scale by a 4 video-projector hung on a reticular beam to which was also hooked a fifth video projector, that produces the image of the cloud behind which Bauci was concealed together with 4 speakers that tell Calvino’s story. For Studio Azzurro these men are attracted by desperation from the material problems that the appearance of Bauci communicates or are bearers of barbarity only to destroy the privileges of its inhabitants or are the result of a dream. This interpretation is due to the fact that the exhibition, as well as a tribute to Calvin, are a reflection of today’s metropolis.