Giuseppe Licari
     
  The Sky in a Room 2013

The sky in a room


Dek 22 - Rotterdam 2012-13.
Castagne tree, metal connections, hair lack. Dimensions variable.

Nature has always been a big passion and the relation of nature and man-made environments is something I often try to confront in my work. The Sky in a Room was first inspired by the forests’ fires that in 2007 destroyed a big part of the south of Europe. They were largely man-made fires, intending to generate new land available for building speculation. A sick tree was cut down by the municipality of Rotterdam, cut in smaller pieces, archived and re-built inside the exhibition space, against the architectural surfaces of the gallery. The trunk of the tree was removed in order to give the public a different physical relation to the tree itself and to the white sterilized space of the gallery. The dead tree presents its branches covered with a layer of moss and molds creating a suspended landscape.

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  The sky in a room 2013 - Giuseppe Licari  

 

The sky in a room 2013 - Giuseppe Licari

 

  The sky in a room 2013 - Giuseppe Licari  
  The sky in a room 2013 - Giuseppe Licari