Project financed by the Fine Arts Academy of Carrara and from the radiological ward of the civic hospital of Carrara, coordinated by doc. Giovanni Veroni.
Four diaphanoscopes placed on a wall are distanced from one another, placed at eye level, back-light four x-rays representing "brain", "heart", "breast" and "liver".The switching on of the diaphanoscopes is controlled by sensors placed at foot-height of the spectator that activate at the transition of the interactor, making the x-rays visible only when someone gets near and remains switched on for the length of the permanence in front of each x-ray.
The four diaphanoscopes were originally planned for the corridoor of the Hospital and illuminated one after the other at the transition of any source of heat registered by the infra-red sensors. The infra-red radiation is in fact electromagnetic radiation with an inferior frequency to that of visible light but major than radio waves, "under the red" as it's a colour visible with the lowest frequency.
That way the sensor reacts without any problem to human transition. The interaction between the installation and the spectator occurs again without contact with the object.
On each x-ray the flux of copper is described inside the the human body, and thus freezes a particular fluctuation with a photo impressed on radiographic paper and back-lighted by the four diaphanoscopes.To the brain an organic texture has been assigned representing a thick helix of neurons. In the heart abstract strokes follow the frequency waves of heart beats, in the intestines digitally generated fractals and in the maternal breast a series of electromagnetic charges are repeated.
The basic idea of the installation is to freeze the flux of copper inside the human body, through the liver, the copper heart, as it regulates the content of copper in the human body, and to follow the heart for the importance that copper has in blood vessels and in the regulation of the flux, the brain, where copper is responsible for the electro-chemical exchange between neurons protecting them with myelin, and in the maternal breast, where the concentration of copper is already high during breast-feeding.