We are cyborgs. We are impure hybrids. We strive for technological advancement as we long for human connection. Our communication is cardiovascular, made of repetitive impulses, and objects of engineering define our coexistence.
Machines and robots have become bone of our bones, and are becoming flesh of our flesh. The boundary between human beings and technology, as that between human beings and nature, has always been porous, but it has never been faint. We wish to be free of technology, but there is no going back to the Garden of Eden as there has never been such place.
TWINS by Mattia Casalegno is a site-specific, multimedia installation of flat screens displaying bondaged bodies, enslaved subjects, objects of both desire and cruelty. Suspended between the viewers, they intrigue and seduce, evoking mystery and inciting fear. They could fall suddenly as Eve’s apple from its tree, moving our existence into the oblivion. Or perhaps they might call forth in us hidden fantasies, freeing deeper emotions and sensorial experiences.
The project TWINS has been curated and produced by sarahcrown and Standard Practice on the occasion of The Satellite Project in Miami, December 1-6, 2015 and is the first public exposure of an ongoing research that will develop into a larger exhibition in NYC in 2016.
December 1-6, 2015 Miami FL
The Satellite Project
7410 Ocean Terrace – Room 110
PRESS PREVIEW & VERNISSAGE
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, December 3, 2015 – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, December 4, 2015 – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Complimentary shuttle service between Satellite, Art on Paper Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach (convention center) Miami Project will be running on 20 minute intervals.