Davide Cascio

Form-Structure 1, 2010

Form-Structure 1 is a wooden object covered with a piece of fabric and lit, halo-like by a neon hanging from the ceiling. The graphic lines of the white neon light call to mind the design of the tape whose tracery punctuates the fabric of the structure. Covered either completely or partly by fabric, the light structure of the tent refers to Gottfried Semper’s theories about the textile origins of architecture. The simplicity of execution and the use of neon and wood cogently remind us of the works of Arte Povera. The piece also conjures up architectural icons, such as Le Corbusier’s Pavillon Philips (Brussels World Fair, 1958), Sol LeWitt’s Complex Form (1988) and Robert Morris’s felt sculptures (Leo Castelli Gallery, 1968). There is an obvious allusion to the architectural utopias of the 1950s and 1960s, around mobility and nomadism. Form-Structure 1 establishes new porous relations between private sphere and public domain. As a hybrid and unstable object, referring to sculpture as much as to the confined and ephemeral space of the tent, Cascio’s work thus comes across like an open installation, subject to a free appropriation by the spectator.

Amélie Evrard

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