2008-2009 Use and disuse – bodies in factory- installation photographic sequence and video

Project description

 Use and disuse – bodies in factory

This research is driven by the will to analyze a productive process, that is what there is beyond things you see/use every day.

In some working places time stops, like you are entering the stomach of a prehistoric creature.

Lately I observed some pictures taken at the beginning of the century: “these machines, carefully built, see the workers confined to a symbolic modernity, as sculptures the human figures are placed next to the machines, the real stars… the worker is seen as a servant of the machines, which draw all the attention.”

At the same time, this work wants to emphasize the body. In the factory work you use your body in a series of often repetitive gestures; in these pictures you notice that men disappear in favor of the object that represents them… pieces of a production resurface and they are pieces of bodies you can relate to and, at the same time, you want to get away from.

Sometimes, to break down the steps of a process, productive as well as intellectual, through an analytical approach, can help to understand the motion, the direction… just as giving a sense to things means having the chance to change them.

              Chiara Pellegrini

Technical features:

This is still a work-in-progress project. It includes static images printed on paper and a monitor that will show a sequence of images edited with fade-out effect (originating to the so-called “bi-exposition”).

Created in: 2008/2010

Parte di testo tratto da una mostra della cgl sulla storia del lavoro a Torino

The art and the senses
Every means has its limits:
the music is blind,
the painting is silent
the paralytic sculpture

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