Scientific Week of Scolastic Museums
Paolo Monti 37788
Art and Science meet in a harmonic tunnel
curator Piero Pala
15 April @
Inauguration with Prof. Luigi
Campanella, President of MUSIS -
Multipole Science Museum for Scientific Information of Rome
- until 30 May 2019 -
Liceo Classico Pilo Albertelli Museum of Roma
Via dell’Esquilino, 31 – Via Manin, 72 - Rome
For the occasion of the Scientific Week 2019, organized by
MUSIS, the immersive
by Paolo Monti 37788, curator Piero Pala, is open to the
public at the Liceo Pilo Albertelli Museum.
The installation consists of a wave-front generated by a video source,
which propagates images of wave-like perturbation, projected from the
rear of a completely reflective tunnel. The videos shown are selected
from those produced by Monti in a lustrum of research focused between
Art and Science, where the use of technology is tightly interconnected
with the idea that substance and commitment vary from the most prosaic
to the most advanced.
The videos used in the exhibition are made using infra-red thermal
cameras, self-regulating analyzers at various luminosities, optical 3D
Epi-coaxial microscopes, satellite detectors linked to the orbit of his
orbiting gallery Galleria Orbitante EduSat-Gauss-ASI 37788 up to
the dynamic fractal sequences realized in analogue where the sequence of
self-generating processes reproduce harmonic feedback between coherent
oscillations of sound and light waves.
The video sequence is synaesthetically paired with fonts of sound
especially composed both as in Fronte d’Onda (Wave Front) by
Maurizio Martusciello (2004) and through the choice by election of
pieces like Music is Not Music by Alvin Curran (2007) or, in the
case of Riccardo Giagni who freely chose some of his own work and that
of others for the video Dune Sand-Pile (2002), with words taken
from the work of Gregory Bateson and narrated by Rosalba Conserva.
Inside the tunnel visitor/participants, wearing a Mylar mirroring cloak,
are enveloped by the propagation of images on the cloak’s reflective
surface: an interactive context where the visitor/participants play an
active part and are integrated in the installation itself. In this dance
of photons every experience becomes personal and the work generates as
many points of view as the visitor/participants who interact. The inside
of the tunnel is filmed using closed-circuit cameras that record the
variations of the lighting system through the interaction of the photons
with the visitor/participants.
Paolo Monti’s work offers continual exploration between Art and Science
with the intent to transform physical events into visual/tangible work
using technical-scientific instruments which combine biology, science of
the matter, physics and chemistry with artistic experience and, the
observer who being actively involved, becomes the subject able to modify
such. Systemic work obtained through generative and self-generating
processes where the extent of the systemic prospective of Gregory
Bateson is of reference in the plurality of the languages used.
Each Thursday afternoon in the Main Hall, from 9 to 30 May, four
in-depth meetings, aimed mainly at students, regarding the topics dealt
with, starting with the connection between Art, Science, Epistemology,
and Ethics ...
All meetings are open to the public and will involve teaching staff from
the Lyceum in the discussions, together with persons who, in various
capacities, have contributed to this remarkable research.
MUSIS - Multipole Science Museum for Scientific Information of Rome
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