Informed by long term research, Luca Vanello’s practice explores the material, technological and biological 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 perishability, biological decay, circulation, and the politics of care and intimacy. His work is configured as an ecosystem exploded into its constituent materials. It wishes to escape the anthropocentric vision and restore, as fragments, the evidence of a microscopic look at vulnerability and the precariousness of existence.
Image: Generous Images Unable To Reach. Materially reversed plastic components from exteroceptive sensors used in humanoid robotics, a deceased person’s clothing (preserved by their partner) regenerated into textile fibres and later crystallized in wellness salts, silicon cast of the person’s clothing items before regeneration, plants processed by removing chlorophyll, liquid corticotrophin (the hormone responsible for the sensation of pain), aluminium tubes, metal with oxidation catalyst. The oxidation process was accelerated by 189 days, based on the duration of the suffering endured by a person due to an undisclosed event. 220 x 100 x 110 cm. 2018