ALDO FALCONI

Focused on an archeology of the present, I approach human existence as intrinsically urban and question how far back in history this perspective goes.

 

Drawing attention to the slow formation of our civilization and how it`s constantly being constructed by its inhabitants, a task which comes with great responsibility, as the city is very fragile in comparison to the natural world it is trying to supplant.

 

At times using cold and aseptic materials, as in a laboratory and at other times using my own body to express myself, I highlight the experimental character of art, reaffirming the ideas of Helio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, of the artist/researcher. I stress the contrasts between civilized values and that which is instinctive and natural, and the price we must pay to live in the community, for being civilized means wanting to live together.