metato / metacorpo
ANDREA ALIBRANDI and ENRICO PEDRINI
10 October - 21 November 2009
Galleria Il Ponte opens the autumn season 2009 with an exhibition by a young artist - Zoè Gruni - whose work it has been following for more than two years. The exhibition is divided into two main parts. Presented in the top room are 13 large format photographs (100x150 cm) in which the artist herself or other personalities wear the head and body gear that she makes by sewing sacks together into the form of ‘costumes’. The bottom room hosts a projection of the digital video Metacorpo 2009, in which the artist’s flesh is incorporated into the image and lets it go into space. Its movements, as the artist states, show ‘how things and events participate in life’. She thus uses her body as a sort of pre-expression without linguistic mediation (duration 2.58 minutes. Filming and assembly technical aid: Cristiano Coppi).
It is possible to visit the studio of Zoè Gruni at Pistoia in the context of the Open Studios (visits to the artist's studios), curated by the Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina www.strozzina.org/open_studios