The project The There’s a monster coming! Curated by CampoBase dismantles the format of the collective exhibition into three components: set design, sound and performance. Each element is entrusted to an artist: Giulia Poppi, Irene Adorni and Flavia Tritto intervene in the space re-elaborating three works that are grafted onto each other. The exhibition offers itself to the visitor's experience as it evolves, in a succession of three separate inaugurations that present the exhibition event in the three phases of stratification.
This composite structure emphasizes the collaborative and, at the same time, spectacular nature of the exhibition process, which is activated respectively on two different levels. The first is that of the artists, called to alternate and cohabit the space. The second is that of the public who, during the three days, witnesses the construction of the project in its various stages.
The title of the event alludes to the spectacular dimension, which recalls the figure of the monster in its etymological meaning. The monster is not conceived as a horrified creature, but more as a prodigy, a portentous fact or phenomenon that attracts the viewer's gaze, ignites the curiosity that invites to return to the same space on three consecutive days, to scrutinize the evolution of the monster.
The figure of the monster is also referred to by the collaborative practice of grafting, both in the curatorial approach adopted for the conception of the project and in the assembly of the works of the three artists in the space. A result of size and sewing, a whole that goes to make up a new and uncertain body, as a possible outcome of a dialogue or friction between the interventions. The exhibition stimulates meetings and clashes, in the hypothesis that they give an account of the wide range of possibilities and dynamics of collective processes, of the cohabitation of different thoughts and practices: from the pleasure of a fruitful collaboration, to the difficulty of forced cohabitation.