Site-specific installation, thermal blankets assembled, various materials, variable dimensions, Venice, Italy
VIDEO, (loop ‘5:43”) + CUBE, (thermal blankets assembled, various materials, 50 x 50 x 50 cm)
"Inside the exhibition space, the sail has been folded, its motion and music recorded and featured on a television screen. In the photographs nearby, Monet conjures up metaphors of sailing and flying. The gold and silver paper within which catastrophe survivors are wrapped in order to recover warmth acts both as sails and wings, man-made and natural instruments to master the water and air elements. Monet says that the sail outstretched represents his potency (‘potenza’) compressed, his castration. Midway between Ulysses and Icarus, the artist is looking for his lost powers, like a god-like figure".
Claire Tancons (excerpt from the exhibition catalogue).
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