Almanac is delighted to present Sprudelspass & Wurst Tossing, a solo exhibition by Marco Bruzzone, with a contribution by Karl Holmqvist.
Sprudelspass & Wurst Tossing comes from considerations around the idea of gravity, understood as something we have to fight from the day we are born until the moment we die. Gravity is a negative force that is also the engine that allows us to create, to fall, to dive and to move in general. In this sense, sculpture can be seen as expression of the daily struggle necessary for human beings have to keep upright, a celebration of the victory of humans over nature: from menhirs to pyramids, from equestrian statues to bike-wheelies.
In Sprudelspass & Wurst Tossing, as a contradiction to this concept of sculpture, the focus is shifted from gravity and weight to the loss of it. Our contemporary society faces the loss of weight in an unnatural circle of production, consumption and re-accumulation; processes that mark all aspects of our social and private lives. Our urgency to consume is no longer a matter of life-and-death struggle, but an impulse connected to the desire of accumulation.
The works in the show are an examination of lightness and the attempts of human beings to reach a state of lightness or sublimation, to unload something heavy, to be able to see things with more primitive and unsophisticated eyes.
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