Sculptor, photographer and eclectic artist known worldwide, he’ll be exhibited for the first time in Italy, after several featuring with artists such as Marc Quinn.
Shulman’s starting point is cinema, the most accurate simulation of life.
Each 90 minute film features roughly 130,000 frames, each of them represents one of the links of the genetic code of the story. The works are created by compressing all of them in one single image, through extremely long exposures.
The scenes are added one on top of the other, the audio disappears, the movement is condensed, logical consequentiality loses its sense for a completely emotional impression. Human figure is sometimes more recognizable, other times it’s lost among ephemeral and unnamed stains of color.
Aesthetically close to a photographic transposition of Gerard Richter’s work, Shulman’s photographies are the result of a synthetic process mate out of additions where, to understand the whole, details need to be given away.
• The Trilogy of Silence
Wherever matter exists there is sound. Therefore sound is a mere try out.
As it happens with vacuum –another physical phenomenon which exists only theoretically- it’s the most accurate representation of its opposite.
Denying sound means to deny the space where it spreads, the air through it lives; it is to give up on mankind.
It’s a claustrophobic sphere where nothing happens, where time doesn’t move.
Although, the physical impossibility of creating nothingness, has always created a deep, inconclusive, attraction.
Robert Rauschenberg made it visible in his White Paintings, monochromatic works where the white pigment on the surface of the canvas. The modular construction made each painting a chapter of a mute, dense narrative. Rauschenberg’s work scattered the conceptual definitions of empty and full, pure and contaminated. He brought the idea of spatial dimension to the maximum philosophical abstraction.
Strongly influenced by his research, the artist and composer John Cage, made silence – auditory equivalent of vacuum – his main field of investigation.
The climax of his research can be found in the work 4’ 33’’, controversial piece at the limit of performance, completely lacking of sound except for the audience ground noise, each time different, like a subtle and persistent expression of life.
Following the same path, the Trilogy of Silence speaks about humanity through its absence.
Three artists, three shows, three different languages, where people are described only through their actual or dystopian traces: shadows, architectures, interiors become the most raw, real and poetical expression of themselves.
Works submerged by a gravitational force that’s only internal, where sound, time and space are deconstructed to be remembered or denied, sometimes rewritten.
Like a season-long videotape, the project will be controlled by Fast Forward, Stand-By and Rewind commands. These are extremely descriptive of the works presented as they refer to the only circumstances where sound exists but can’t be perceived.
Chapter I • Fast Forward
The Trilogy of Silence Chapter I: Fast Forward Sculptor, photographer and eclectic artist known worldwide, he’ll be exhibited for the first time in Italy, after several featuring with artists such as Marc Quinn. Shulman’s starting point is cinema, the most accurate simulation of life. Each 90 minute film features roughly… Leggi tutto