Sunday, 15. January 2023
Welcome in this virtual tour. Pls, take your time here, I would even like to offer you a glass of sparkling water to make it more pleasant. The works presented here suffer a lot in the virtual space and they need to share your physical presence to really appear in time, I hope to be able to show you them during a studio-visit in my studio in Berlin or during the next exhibition.
This line of research deal with Aura and Value. This fact make even more complicate to present them here because “value” appearance react to everything even in the fact my name appear in the http address, in the list of exhibitions or collaborations and the artist´s name is part of the fetishist aspect of the work as Benjamin wrote. Value defines artworks because works of art are intercorrelated historically, by tradition to the phenomenological experiences of value. How the value appears gather different kind of value expressed in an artwork. Value is intended as constitutive element of the artwork in the same respect its materiality or the concept that generates it. In this sense, value is also sensible, perceptible and expresses the immersion of the work in the economic flow, in the flux of information and in the artistic context.
The website is divided in four chapters and in “works” you will find a extended pdf portfolio with descriptions.
After 2013 my practice began to develop around the idea of the grey point as possibility of a new beginning. The research about its modernist ancestor lead to the discovery of the iron powder which can be found on Sardinian and Japanese beaches after a tempestuous night. I followed the necessity to touch some stones and objects in order to verify time and tried to draw the horizon with the sun on the island of Thera.
Short Bio: Giovanni Casu was born in Sardinia. He moved to Paris in 2002 where he lived and exhibited his artworks for the next 7 years. In 2007 he participates to Nuit Blanche Paris with the ‘Le Puit’. After Culturia.de residency in 2009 he relocated to Berlin where, along with producing solo and collective exhibitions, he has developed a work based on verification procedures typical of empirical discourse. The Ecke Project, 2010-2012, is based on the relationship between art and neuroscience and Empirical Survey on a heritage, 2010-2014, is a project on the consistency of Sardinian cultural identity verified through contemporary art practices. Since 2013 his artistic practice develops creative processes based on the fertile relationship between time and matter.