Shutter

Shutter
Rob Chavasse

Tripla, Bologna, 2019.
Supported by Art City and Mahler and Lewitt Studios.
[ita]
La mostra consiste in un murale a grandezza naturale, stampato direttamente su parete con una pistola a getto d’inchiostro.
Fondata nel 2016, Tripla ha ospitato mostre personali e collettive di artisti italiani e internazionali. Le vetrine dello spazio sono illuminate 24 ore su 24, 7 giorni su 7, sempre visibili dal pubblico. Dopo tre anni di programmazione, lo spazio sta chiudendo per essere riassegnato dal Comune. Per l’ultima mostra di TRIPLA in via Indipendenza, Chavasse crea un’opera che rimanda al recente passato e al possibile futuro dello spazio no-profit. La natura effimera delle opere rispecchia la presenza temporanea di TRIPLA. La pistola a getto d’inchiostro utilizzata dall’artista è originariamente destinata a scopi commerciali, normalmente impiegata per stampare sulle merci informazioni organizzate in singole linee: dalle dimensioni, ai prezzi, fino ai codici a barre. “Hackerando” la stampante, Chavasse si appropria delle sue funzioni per sovrapporre linee di informazioni e codificarle in un’immagine di grandi dimensioni che specula sul futuro commerciale delle vetrine.
[eng]
Shutter consists in a full size wall mural, printed directly on the wall with an inkjet handgun.
Founded in 2016, Tripla has hosted personal and collective exhibitions by Italian and international artists. The space’s vitrines, which previously functioned as shop windows, are lit 24/7 making them visible to the public at all times. After three years of running, this space is closing and will be repurposed by the Municipality. For Tripla’s last exhibition in via Indipendenza, Chavasse creates a piece referring to the non-profit gallery’s recent past and possible next future. The space, which was used in the past by a shop to show goods for sale, has lived a transitional period with art as its purpose. Shutter’s ephemeral nature mirrors Tripla’s temporary presence. The inkjet gun used by the British artist is originally meant for commercial purposes as is it normally employed to print single lines of commerce or safety information on objects (dimensions, prices, branding etc). By “hacking” the printer, Chavasse appropriates its functions to layer lines of information and code them into large scale pictures.

 

Shutter, Inkjet print on wall, dimensions variable; installation view, Tripla, Bologna, 2019.