Italy - FRANCESCO LUSSANA

 

Lussana

The human being is first and foremost homo faber, able to create, to produce, to give shape and life to the materials provided by nature and the period that he lives in. Lussana discovers that the divine gift of Art can be found in the factory, in the workplace… Where every day there is an alternation of rhythmical movements, sequences, patterns, human presences and all those contraptions that now seem possessed with human form, with a life of their own…

The noise of the metal-working machines, the rhythmic beat of presses, the laying of blocks of steel, the alarm bells, the clinking of the chains, the screech of the marking tools... Human breathing… Musical notes for Lussana, adagios, slow rhythms for his Art… And so a new Fluxus experience is unwittingly born, made of moments of sound and of works of art, skilfully brought up to date… Lussana succeeds in blending the characteristics of the historic Fluxus movement with the theme of reuse and recycling, the common denominator of “arte povera” and of the contemporary current of the Art of recycling.

And he creates stage sets for his own concerts, for museums, transforming factories and warehouses into artistic archives, giving life to the factories which are unwitting incubators of the Art of this century…

He cuts and drills metal sheets, models and assembles them… He makes them fluctuate in the air, allowing the air and its currents to become protagonists and musicians… Currents are formed between the sheets and the cuts… Sounds… Magic… A new page on Art’s musical score is being composed…

 

Text by Serena Mormino

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