A map can be described as a two dimensional interpretative representation of an area. Nevertheless the map stands for a reading of existing spaces in which people are moving toward, following routes, necessities and needs, desires and thoughts. MAPPING IT OUT is a participative project. A map of La Havana after the point of view and the experiences of the people: a representation of what for me means reality.
For this series of works I employed a slow and meticulous process of active but nevertheless approximate mapping of a city’s actual existing systems and dynamics. In its core the project surveys urban structures as places that oscillate between desire and repulsion, between basic needs/necessities and the ultra-de-luxe, in which a city’s accelerated ow is perceived as the last place of the social.
Caracas’s urban structure is the focus of a cartographical representation of Caracas composed of drawings, prints, site-specific installations and an artist’s book as a catalog of the exhibition.
A dystopic intuition on new geographies, this installation follows a project about water resources and provisions, specifically after the observation of water reservoirs in California, where the waters are protected from the sun rays through black plastic spheres. Not really the ideal representational objects for an ecological environment.
The project titled ABOUT DISTANCE AND DENSITY expand upon concepts like Landscapes, Land‘s survey and the perceptual space in always changing urban environments.
A project of Bastian Aarler & Irina Novarese
Shadowboxing is an exercise used in training, especially, as the name implies, in boxing. It is used mainly to hone the muscles and reflexes. In shadowboxing, a sole participant throws punches at an imaginary opponent. The name was coined because boxers would practice by using their own shadows or a mirror as a sparring partner. An interesting paradox arrises from the notion of a fight against oneself, as it is impossible to win or lose the match, the only certain result being that one will tire oneself out. Incidentally, in psychology shadowboxing refers to the process of overcoming a negative self-image which, for example, prevents one from achieving success.
AAA The Desert Series is a compilation of works, realized between 2012 and 2014, and related to the construction of fictional territories starting from existing ones. Drawings, installations, printed works, collages and artist’s books compose a narration on unbounded landscapes coming out from the relation between micro and macro visual elements.
HOW TO LIE WITH MAPS is a series of installations made with black aluminum foil stripes, which build nets-like maps. The work is inspired by the same-named book of Marc Monmonier and on the possibility to create a plausible territory from the perception of an existing one.
Proceding the investigation on the line between real and fictive territories, the series of works and the artist’s book HOW TO FIND PLACES: OR MY PSEUDOSCIENCE OF WHEREABOUTS. focus on the manipulation of real elements in order to construct a simulated territory.
The walk moves toward the Alexanderplatz, following the narrative path of Alfred Döblin’s novel Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Realized for the exhibition NINES (Dolls) at the Canèm Gallery, Castellòn
installation with 89 ceramic elements – 2012
Hydromemories is an interdisciplinary artistic project on the theme of water that originated from the collaboration of an international group of artists in cooperation with the group Engineers without Borders. Hydromemories is a nomadic and flexible project, a laboratory of images which brings together international artists who have dedicated a part of their research to the theme of water.
First exhibited in a former swimming pool in Berlin, then in the frame of the Berlin Water Fair; and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, the 2012 exhibition in Turin was hosted in an annex of the Museum of Natural Sciences.
Through installations realized by some of the artists, Hydromemories concretely supports the work of Engineers without Borders, as well as other NGO’s working on hydric resources, whose projects employ innovative yet simple engineering methods in order to provide much needed low cost solutions to water access: such as the construction of water tanks in the rural community of Kagera in Tanzania and the rehabilitation of Water Wells in Niger.
Installation site specific – 2012
Work commisioned by Lithops, research center for electric batteries, Italy
Remind me then to give you the instructions on how to get lost is a mixed media compilation of works: black aluminum thread installation, drawings, collages and an artist’s book based on the construction of fictional spaces and geographies derived from the perception and the research on real landscapes.
It is not a toy (It is a failure) – paradigm #1
objects for the social context * 2011
shopping cart, plastic bags, tape
N Main street, Los Angeles
Realized during the residency at Raid Projects, Los Angeles
Patterns. Trees in Lincoln Heights is an installation based on infrastructural objects observed in California during a residency project in 2011. Continue reading „PATTERNS“
In the summer of 2007, I was in Belgrade for an artist residency. During a visit to the Novo Groblje Cemetery, I had the fortune of meeting Ms Milka Janszoon, an elderly Australian lady who was travelling with her son Vladimir. They were there to get to know the hometown of Rile Lesov, the man who was Vladimir’s father and who had been her partner and until he disappeared on the 3rd of April 1964 in the F5 Tornado at Wichita Falls, Texas. Rile Lesov was one of seven people who died in that tornado.
multi media installation * 2010
Compared to portrayals I have been working on in the past, in which my attention was focused on the way self-representational forms of a certain subject mutate within an heterogeneous context like Facebook, in The Furno’s Book the experimentation field is extended to a more dynamical and contemporary objet trouvé. By way of facebook I have begun to interact, through the fictional identity of Mrs Furno, with unknown people which shared Furno as same surname.
Video project for the public space. Pescara, Italy.
Three video works about public space and living context in different cities (Berlin, Shanghai).
SPAZIO MONO #1 is a project of UNOaUNO studio – Arch. Umberto Ulisse and Marino La Torre –
„Using found photographs as starting point Irina Novarese reflects on the perceptive, associative and not least physical space that is identity. Working on these topics she interacts with other persons in order to create fictional biographies that she defines as third subject. Based on the theoretical basis of her practice, the video Inter_Subject becomes a new experiment defining those fictional places in process.“
INTER_SUBJECT * 2009
Video DVD 7’40“ * 7/7 copies with english subtitles // stereo
MemoArt artistic group: Dominique Hurth, Irina Novarese, Zala Unkmeir, Sabe Wunsch in cooperation with Katja Jedermann.
Conception and Research of the exhibition Forced sex labour in Nazi concentration camps.
In collaboration with Institute for Art in Context, UdK Berlin, Ravensbrück National Memorial, Dr. Robert Sommer, Dr. Christl Wickert (2006-2009)
The installation is an experiment based on our perception and reaction in front of a portrait of an unknown person and the interaction between dif ferent identities; the photographical representation of an existing identity and the plausibility of a fictive one.
multimedia installation * 2007-08
Realized for the Master Thesis at the Institut for Art in Context, UdK Berlin.
Site specific temporary installation for the exhibition Palm Fiction at Berlin Stralau – 2008
The Palm is a Collage realized directly on the wall. All the images are part of copies, of photos from the german colonialists: after the research-keywords “work and Oilpalm”.
K.G. Kollektives Gedächtnis Series
In 2000 I found about 500 portraits of unknown people in Italy, probably the work of a professional photograph. During the last years I produced many installations and videos realized with these photos. I describe these works as experiments about the interaction between different identities and memories. I define this as the “third subject”, meaning the outcome of the interaction between two or more other subjects. The associative system of the mnemonic structure of an observer, facing an unknown portrait reacts in producing an ascription of information about the possible identity of the person in the picture.
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Site specific and temporary installation realized during the Residency at Foundation Spinola Banna for the Arts,
Turin * 2007
Collage with B/W Xerocopies on wall
Dimensions: 17 x 3 mt.
Continue reading „LA PRIMA IMMAGINE“
Project in cooperation with UNOAUNO Studio Arch. Alberto Ulisse, Marino La Torre, Pescara.
Presentend at the X Architecture Biennale of Venice, Italian Pavillon 2006
Exchange and living space for contemporary art as reaction to the one of the first gentrification-moment in Berlin
With 22 international artists (photography, installation, performance, music, theatre).
Interdisciplinary artistic project and group: Marco Callea, Irina Novarese, Alessandro Quaranta, Gianluca Sudano
The artistic project Il Magnete was grounded in 2001 from the necessity to create alternatives art spaces organised by artists. Together with Marco Callea, Gianluca Sudano and Alessandro Quaranta we started a series of events like exhibitions, lectures and a series of printed issues concerning the principal items broadened during the events.
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Permanent photographic wall installation in public space for the renovated building of the former FERGAT factory in Turin, Italy. 2001
Continue reading „EX-FERGAT“