30–09–2020 / 14-11-2020
Alessio De Girolamo (main room) presents a section of his work on language with the artist books MAMIOMEGA, THE PSYCHOTRONIK BOOK OF THE SEA, WONDER WATERS, and YOU THINK TO TURN AROUND. Letters and codes monumentalize into individual totemic entities through the succession of words, syllables, and ambiguous phrases capable of existing in an autonomous form that exceeds the logical structure of language to deliver the author to a different, archaic, and distinctly sensory dimension. The pictorial medium used is obtained from a recipe with natural ingredients against electromagnetic field contamination, becoming a sign that dusts and stains proportionally to page consultation, visibly marking the human body with the same pigment created to nullify the action of intangible entities. The large letter "GIANT T" stands out on the background of the space, becoming the backdrop of the video documentation of the performance "WONDER WATERS." The inscription composed of the 12 letters arranged clockwise combines with the hydrogen of the water swept with brooms by the inhabitants of Valletta, causing the dissolution of the pigment and the consequent annihilation of the word. The act of cleaning materializes in the purification of silence (Triton Square, Valletta, Malta, 2019).

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