Time Machine

Time Machine

Perception, memories and transits between past and future

Curated by  Dores Sacquegna

Palmieri Foundation, Via Dei Sotterranei, Lecce (Italy)

from 18 to 31 May 2024

Opening Day 18 May at 7pm


The group exhibition of international contemporary art entitled “TIME MACHINE: Perceptions, memories and transits between past and future” opens Saturday, May 18, at 7 pm. at the Renaissance venue Palmieri Foundation in Lecce. The event, under auspices by the Municipality of Lecce, is curated by Dores Sacquegna. Exhibition catalog on display.

The exhibition and the works

Telling Time, crossing it by following scientific or narrative trajectories that are different from time to time, is the idea that moves this new project curated by Dores Sacquegna. Time Machine, uses a perspective from below, able to give voice to subaltern stories that are sometimes forgotten or imaginary. A historiography that, through artistic expressions such as visual arts, music, cinema and performance, becomes a fluid archive that is at once visual, sound and poetic, proposing different and unexpected places for a mature reflection on the present time. Visual art with its wandering language enters  a continuous dialogue between past and present. Music travels crossing boundaries, making the cultural geography of a place more fluid and discontinuous. Film and video art, reconnect to an idea of history not as a single discourse but as a perspective built from a series of fragments, and finally, performance allows one to enter the heart of a spectacle that unites multiple worlds.

It is up to the viewer to decide from where and how to enter it: one could start from the de(construction) of belonging to reflect on questions of identity, time, memory, history, traversing its discontinuities and temporary states or one could dwell on the idea of flow, transit, drift or landing where nature is unpredictable and time is irreverent. Time Machine, experiences time as a transitory nature, revolving around the human condition, between life and death, past and future.

The exhibition is divided into two cycles of which: Archives of Memory: De(construction) of belonging with works by Nancy Barwell (Algeria); Ronald Gonzalez (USA); Pey-Chwen Lin (Taiwan); Nunzio Lobasso (Italy); Margot Reding-Schroeder (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg); Salvatore Sava (Italy); Verena Schwarz (USA); Clotilde Verriès (France).

In the Transits, Drifts or Landings section, on display the works by Eva Breitfuss (Germany); Sandra Detourbet France); Sara McKenzie (USA); Gaka Mira (Belgium); Marco Riha (Austria); Deniz Sak (Turkey); George Syrakis (Greece); Dorine Valorge (Mauritius); Lajah Sage Warren (Canada); Xieni Zhou (China).

Performance and artists in the exhibition

Performing during the opening will be French artist Sandra Detourbet‘s “Spatio-Temporal Outbreak,” an electrifying sound and visual experience that mixes theatre, voice, dance, video art, and digital sounds, and Italian m° musician and conductor Alberto Nick Bolettieri‘s “Re-Construction Sound Machine,” a sound game that aims to reconstruct the timeline of rhythmic beats and melodic cells, proposing the interaction between the use of modern sound software and ancient wind instruments such as the trumpet and trombone. A unique time journey and Total Art performance.

TIME MACHINE curated by Dores Sacquegna
May 18-31, 2024 – Palmieri Foundation, Vico Dei Sotterranei, Lecce
Daily with free entrance: 16:30-20:30 (Morning and Sunday by appointment) Tel: +39 349 37 20659
https://primopianospecialprojects.com | primopianogallery@gmail.com

*cover image extracted from the video “Eva Clone Babel I” by Pey-Chwen Lin

TIME MACHINE invitation

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