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Luca Buvoli

Ave Machina: Instant Before Incident

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Buvoli, who works in a variety of media, created a single-channel video for this exhibition. Ave Machina: Instant Before Incident uses what he calls a “meta-futuristic approach.” The video is an intricately edited collage of images. Using visual tricks taken from early experimental film syntax, Buvoli intercuts straight photography, superimposed hand-drawn animation, archival footage and interviews with the art historian Christine Poggi and cultural historian Jeffrey Schnapp as they discuss Futurism’s birth in relation to the desire for exhilaration, speed and projection both physical and psychological.

Curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley

When

2008

About The Artist

Luca Buvoli attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Italy where he received his BFA in Painting. He received his MA in Studio Art at the State University of New York and his MFA in Studio Arts from the School of Visual Arts. He works with animated film and video, installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, and artist's books to explore the concept of Superheroes in flight. He is known for an ongoing series of handmade comic books that are at once willfully casual, intricately constructed and visually dazzling. He also makes sculpture from everyday materials such as wire, tubing, bits of plastic bags and colored foil.

An expanded multi-media installation was shown at the entrance of the Arsenale in the 2007 Venice Biennale, and a large outdoor project was installed at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin, in conjunction with the exhibition Utopia Matters in 2010. A Fulbright Fellow, he has received grants and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2010, Buvoli was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is currently Director of the Mount Royal School of Art, a multi-disciplinary graduate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

Buvoli, who works in a variety of media, created a single-channel video for this exhibition. Ave Machina: Instant Before Incident uses what he calls a “meta-futuristic approach.” The video is an intricately edited collage of images. Using visual tricks taken from early experimental film syntax, Buvoli intercuts straight photography, superimposed hand-drawn animation, archival footage and interviews with the art historian Christine Poggi and cultural historian Jeffrey Schnapp as they discuss Futurism’s birth in relation to the desire for exhilaration, speed and projection both physical and psychological.

Curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley

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