Palazzo Fortuny

Fortuny Palace

MICHELANGELO PENSO, Genetic Circuit. RSBP

Project

CIRCUITO GENETICO. RSBP (Genetic Circuit. RSBP)

Is the title of the exhibition by the Venetian artist Michelangelo Penso (1964): a series of works created between 2009 and 2011 developing the research, based on scientific observation of the universe, which characterises his most recent work.

The observation and analysis of the images of micro-organisms leads to the creation of sculptures which have the titles and structures of complex mathematical formulas.

The distance and the dichotomy between image and reality is “bridged” thanks to science, which is used as a vector for staging the invisible: thus the work leaps the frontiers between Art and Science and joins itself to myth and the spiritual dimension.

The heart of the exhibition is the site-specific installation, Circuito genetico. RSBP (Genetic Circuit. RSBP) inspired by genetic circuits and created with oil-resistent rubber. Other works created using coloured polyester straps in various forms complete the exhibition.

In parallel with the Registry of Standard Biological Parts at MIT in Massachusetts, where many pieces of our DNA can be found, Palazzo Fortuny becomes, via this exhibition, a container of various biological parts and memories.

Catalogue: Silvana Editoriale

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