Carcel d’oro, 16 sculptures at the edge of the word 2018
They lived in the epicenter of a violent encounter between earth and ocean, the Andes and the Pacific, at the edge of a cliff, raised 30 meters above the ocean.
They attempted to understand the rock on which they were residing. Carcel d’Oro was the inevitable result of the dialogue between them and the rock.
They searched for a way to comprehend the earth, through a conversation or an act. However, as the lost, simple humans they were, they used logic to proceed, having no better tool.
They used their hands and a minimum set of tools to excavate the voids, feeling the subtle changes of temperature and material as they dug.
They are still today aware of that dialogue, recording the sculptures as they decompose towards another nature.
A nature where they, the humans themselves and even their controlling grid, is nothing but a part of a rock and its inevitable history.
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Light and heavy. Material values of contrast. Heavy supports light, carries her, gives her stability and strength to the limit right before destroying her, crushing her.
Light opens up heavy, contrasts him, brings value to even his sharpest corners and deepest shadows. Light lifts up heavy, carries all his weight by her mere conviction of his fragility.
Ones existence is the necessity for the others definition. Yet they are so evidently contrasting.
The objects are results of the contrasting dialogue between paper and stone. Between light and heavy. Paradoxically leaving the paper with the heaviest burden of translating the light into atmosphere.
Oggetti Paradossali is a series of lamps made of Italian stone and Japanese Washi paper.
Each lamp is produced by hand, respecting the stone for its unique veins, patterns and porosity. This makes each lamp unique. Each design, meaning a stone in particular cut, form and finish, is paired with a piece of Washi paper, casted in Yusuhara, Japan.
Lime and natural pigments on oak – 120x240cm, realised on commission for Manifattura Tabacchi Firenze, Italy
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Eleonora Ghezzi Alberte Agerskov
ghezziagerskov is an art and architecture practice established in 2018.
Alberte studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She was one of the founders of the exhibition space BWERK at the Institute of Building and Culture. Alberte worked as scenographer and curatorial architect in Denmark. She worked for the art and architecture studios Pezo Von Ellrichshausen in Chile and Studio Mumbai in France and India. She studied fresco paintings with lime expert Reudi Krebs, and traditional ceramics with her master, Santo in Penco, Chile.
Eleonora studied architecture in Porto and Munich. She worked as architect, curator and model maker in Rome. She worked in Chile in the art and architecture office, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen and in France and India for Studio Mumbai. Eleonora’s master thesis is published in the second volume of “Il paesaggio rurale”.
Alberte and Eleonora found through the poetry of art and space a simple, significant way of communicating.