HUMUS SECRET GARDENS
A site-specific installation with trees’ roots.
GIUSEPPE LICARI is an Italian born artist who lives and works in Rotterdam, NL.
His works focuses on the space surrounding us trying to convey a message often in an ironic way. The artist’s aim is to give the audience an active role in his work through a social experience. Beins his work a process of exploration of human perception, people are invited to participate and, with their experience, to contribute to the artwork itself.
The installations provide the public with a unique feeling, which is related to a specific location and an exact moment in time in which the works are generated,forming a collective memory among all participants.
THE SKY IN A ROOM
Dek 22, Rotterdam
THE SKY IN A ROOM
Sconfinamenti, Hommes Foundation, Rotterdam
Nature has always been a big passion and the relation of nature and man made environments is something I very often try to confront in my work. The Sky in a Room was 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. In order for this to happen, criminals were paid to burn the forests that later become free land for constructors. A sick tree was cut down by the municipality of Rotterdam, given to me and then cut in smaller pieces, archived, burned 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. During the opening, artificial smoke embraced the piece and the public into a dramatic image of these fires.
- Giuseppe Licari
Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam
Find out more at http://www.giuseppelicari.com/