Gallery K18, Koroška ulica 18, Maribor, Slovenia
Opening times: Mon - Fri: 14:00 - 18:00
The solo exhibition Gratitude permeates childhood presents Luca Vanello’s exploration of the implication of non-human entities in processes of distribution of the visible. Approaching matter as a vibrant agent, it addresses the role of materiality and its cycles in processes of social underrepresentation, biological decay, circulation, and the politics of care and intimacy. Plants, inanimate objects, images, affect, architectural elements and energies are all seen as part of the same organic whole, where an isomorphism is created between socio political forces and material ecologies. In approaching physical manipulation as a conceptual tool, intimate narratives and material cycles are woven together.
During the residency period Luca Vanello continued his ongoing exploration of the potential agency of non-human entities in the activities defining “labour of care” and therapy treatments. It is born from of the collaboration he has set up with Dr. Sharif El-Leithy, head of the centre for Traumatic Stress Service of the Springfield University Hospital, London. The centre is specialized in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.