Image by Giovanni Giaretta
Image by Giovanni Giaretta
Wanting to but Not
Giovanni Giaretta, Helena Grande, and Faysal Mroueh
2 Feb till 1 Mar 2021
Opening: Friday 5 Feb 2021 — 18:00 till 21:00 hrs

I sit here and hurt, unable to tell you what you want to hear. Use me but take me as I am. A human-made hand may crystallise my shape whilst men without machines stretch me. I don't mind being cut, I like to multiply although I much prefer to mutate. When I am miscarried, I stick to rocks and I don't let go. Sometimes I have a voice but they always tell me what to say. I sit here, like wanting to but not, if that makes sense. Wanting to have a speech but knowing it would never be mine. Wanting to be real but preferring to remain a fantasy. Wanting to stand still but sure I won't pervert the endless desire to metamorphose. Wanting to change my structure but only to be seen with different eyes. The one perpetual thing is my life in the forest where I can forever resist to individuate and rather continue scratching the veil of your fantasies, like rodents clawing at walls and doors.

This exhibition deconstructs the elements of cinema by appropriating parts of its language to emphasise their potential to suggest a world. Wanting to but Not presents words, scenography, and objects that recall cultural references to nonexistent places such as those of other planets or the ones created in virtual reality. We play in between the power of the visual to generate the narrative and the non-visual to evoke images. We see fantasy as a life experience that exceeds and corrupts social norms and patterns.

Reading and Music Performance

14 February 2021, 19h

This event aims to activate Helena Grande's text and make it available to the public in a different form. We will invite other artists to present their text-based work.

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Image by Giovanni Giaretta
Image by Giovanni Giaretta