Fa parte di una serie di lavori sul tema di "crollare".
La cosa che m'interesse di questo è che nonostante la mia idea di costruire
un'opera alto ma debole e di lasciarlo crollare piano piano per vedere il
risultato, questo invece mi sembrava di voler mettersi ancora più in alto e
invece di crollare di reggersi addirittura bene in piedi, alla fine mi fa anche
le corna! (non esiste nei disegni iniziali!).
Comunque, mi è piaciuto il suo spirito di resistenza contro la mia
tendenza di lasciare capitolare le cose. Il fatto che ha la forza di cambiare
le cose (cioè cambiare le mie intenzioni) lo vedo come uno stimulo per andare
avanti - bisogna resistere e le cose possono essere cambiate.
Here's what I meant to say - in english:
This one is part of a series of work based on the theme of "collapse". An interesting aspect for me is despite the work being conceived as tall but weak in construction, with the intention of allowing it eventually slowly cave in upon itself to observe the result, instead it seems to want to resist and stand proudly tall and erect on it's own two feet, so to speak. It's even modified the original drawings to produce the sign of the "le corna" - which is quite a derogatory sign here in Italy (look it up). However, I liked it's spirit of resistance despite my own tendency to resignedly allow events overcome any sense of determined enterprise. The apparant fact that it wanted to change my projection of it's role stimulated me (in as far as an inanimate object can do so), and tells me that one must resist, that it's possible to change the course of events.
A couple of preliminary sketches just to get an idea of what I needed to do.
In retrospect, I had thought it would eventually collapse neatly upon itself whereas over time it actually began to buckle at a couple of weak points lower down in the structure, and crashed over awkwardly and with great theatrical effect I imagine (I wasn't there at the time).
The other image shows the beginning of the wire structure. I hadn't expected it to end up as tall and robust as it did. It's an interesting aspect of putting all those flat bits together to occupy three dimensions - it's often surprisingly different than I had imagined.