Defined by some critics as an artist outside the canon, and most of all outside the language and formula of contemporary art, since his debut in 1996 with Fatica no.1, a site-specific audiovisual installation, Daniele Puppi has been working to unhinge the idea of space that is still perceived and revolves around Euclidean parameters. With an emphasis on video installation, he has manifested a new attitude towards this medium, emphasizing and radically subverting the use of sound and visual-architectonic reconfigurations that always reinvents itself. A totally new, alien perspective.
Puppi conceives of his work as authentic “works in regress”, which come into being after a long period of gestation spent inside the spaces. The artist experiences the environment and establishes an almost carnal relationship with it, assessing its limits and its potential.
The technologies used – video projectors, synchronizers, amplifiers, sub woofers, speakers and microphones – serve to activate and amplify our powers of perception, especially our visual and auditory ones. An integral part of the work, the viewer is called upon to enter a new and de-familiarized spatial and sensory dimension.
Daniele Puppi: alie(n)ation
Exhibition Dates: September 8 to September 29, 2018
Artist Reception for Daniele Puppi: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 5pm to 8pm
Lecture by Valentino Catricalà: Energy, Frequency and Vibration: A Discourse on the Work of Daniele Puppi: September 8, 2018, 3:30pm to 5pm at Minnesota Street Project / the Lounge
Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Suite 211, 1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA