Dicotomica is a video animation conceived as a journey toward the dichotomic nature of humankind.
Humans are complex creatures capable of both greatness and destruction, good and evil.
The whale, an ancient and endangered creature and one of the oldest animals, appeared way before humans. The largest mammal on earth for the artist represents our conscience and leads us to different scene installations that represent both the good and the bad of human civilization in the artist’s perception.
The whale passes through the items that the artist perceives as good for civilization and crashes with all the rest.
The scenes during the path are conceived as art installations in a “white cube” space aesthetic.
DNA editing (CRISPR)
Gene editing tool, Nobel Price Chemistry 2020
(16.000 plastic bottles are knocked over during the passage of the whale. 16.000 is the number of plastic bottles bought in the world every second)
(a fragment wall of the most ancient Roman garden paintings ever found in Villa of Livia, Rome, dated from 40 – 20 BC )
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.
Cement production is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Like in Renaissance iconography, ancient world ruins represent a flourishing of art and science, symbols of enlightenment and repositories of lost knowledge.
We are made of ‘flesh and electricity’
Nature on a led wall