Marie Matusz “Lonely Daters” at Clima, Milan

“Lonely Daters” merges a team of sculptures and spatial interventions into an emotive natural environment, layering surfaces and opportunity readings of objects by means of their positioning in room. The refusal of a basic figuration, of object-equals-this means, supplies a various probable means of knowing, opening the sculptures to staying scrutinised from their surfaces as a result of to their cores, from working experience and indicating to reference, thus detangling the conjectured procedure of “signification.”

We begin from the floor. Coated with slate tiles, it is unsettled with every single step. Stability, shingles slipping away from beneath your ft. Mats manufactured of felted human hair evoke the sense of viewing clumps of one’s own hair in the shower drain. Hourglass-shaped hand blown glass sculptures reflect the place and the viewer, mirror and Vanitas. No sand operates through them—it is as if the auxiliary perform of the installation is to make noticeable how our sensual apparatus is now up and operating, doing work appropriately, continually associating. The surfaces of the many objects hanging from the walls of the gallery have been handled, dealt with, scratched, and uncovered to sunlight, invoking the brush as the agent of existence—I, you, anything was here.

If the glass vitrines now on display at “Fall” at Istituto Svizzero, Milan, are enclosing Marie Matusz’s sculptures thus cutting down their visibility, then this exhibition performs a reverse physical exercise. Below, surfaces are exposed, body and framed switching spots. The encased objects at Istituto Svizzero work as potentials—an merchandise of furniture, a stage, a tool. On the other hand, the works here clearly show what could have been the moment there, and what has because absent missing—a likely ex-negativo, an emptied space. (I knew where you experienced remaining it right until I went seeking for it.)

Undertaking this emptying out the experience of the exhibition may give way to a additional affective layer of perception: as “meaning is,” in accordance to Franco Bifo Beradi, “not a presence, but an experience”—ideally 1 shared, the outside hunting in and the inside on the lookout out, like going for walks in a person else’s footwear.

at Clima, Milan
right up until November 15, 2022

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