the intelligence of evil:
the intelligence of evil project (2007) documents a series of actions the artist produced using military grade smoke bombs while working in the mountainous regions of austria, switzerland and italy. intelligence of evil #5 and #6 are portraits of the artist’s father, taken on the val senales glacier at an altitude of about 2800 meters. in these images, the black smoke envelops his body and his disappearance is frozen in time. the dense smoke penetrates and fractures the white landscape, thereby transforming the natural surrounding beauty and altering the perceived of the depth of field.
death of an image:
in the series of death of an image (2005-2008), andrea galvani uses a barrage of objects, mirrors and reflections of light, smoke and the process of detonation, and has worked for several years on the landscape as subject, detracting portions, unfolding and altering the physical perception of the space. suspended in remote and dilated time, the locations seem perturbed by the artist, having done mysterious physical experiments as violent actions that last for fractions of a second or on the contrary, structural interventions that have fragile properties, which are constructed through a very slow process. in the photographs of this series, the space seems expanded, deposited under the form of biological aggregations, strange formations of crystals or planetary explosions.
a few invisible sculptures:
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