In the context of Newborn Spaces, a project for the humanization of the relationship spaces of the Neonatal Intensive care unit at the Sant’ Anna hospital in Turin promoted by Dear-Design Around Onlus and Foundation for The Architettura of Turin, the site-specific atmosphere work, under the supervision of Arteco, and was born starting from works selected from Collezioni di Banca Intesa Sanpaolo (paintings from XVII and XVIII in the Piedmont area). It was thus intended to contribute to the construction environment capable of responding to the needs emerged from the voices of those who live in the hospital ward ( parents of young patients as well as medical and paramedical staff), enriching the architectural project of the spaces with an artistic dimension, considered necessary to restore the complexity of the needs identified. From the report of the participatory workshop of 2018 and from the inspection in the department, the artist was able to interpret the polarities that characterize an environment in which emotional fragility is sensitive to light/dark, closeness/separation , intimacy/relationship, speed/slowness, stasis/change.
The cloud is the element of nature that has made it possible to translate these opposites into a form, to relate them so that the same consequential motion that characterizes the natural becoming of things can be drawn from communion between them.
The clouds are always there somewhere and greatly influence life with their manifestations.
In their nature of elusive and intangible elements, dynamic and in constant change they are the symbol of waiting for what has yet to be defined, which can evolve for better or for worse, but you do not have the power to change it.
Through this prerogative, in the proposed work the artist has used analogue photography, intended as a technical methodology that obliges you to wait, in which full control of the result is lost. With the intention of giving greater prominence to the theme of unpredictability and the uncontrolled, a slide film was used which was then developed with a process, cross processing, which allows for unpredictable chromatic impressions.
The project intends to create cross-sections in the spaces of the Tin,” windows” that can determine a new luminosity, openings towards what is known and everyday , but tangibly out of ones control.
By printing the photographs on a transparent surface, and by superimposing two different shots, it was possible to create a perspective composition with a vibrant depth in which the clouds add up, giving life to new colours and shapes.
The dialogue between two shots, and between elaborate and elaborate, allows an atmosphere characterized by tones of acceptance and at the same time of evasion to manifest itself, through the imaginary motion, which takes up the opposites mentioned at the beginning, between inside outside, intimate shared.
Prints on debond and on translucent film applied under polycarbonate starting from diapositive photographic film.
250×115 cm., 230×105,8 cm.