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Sudarshan Shetty
1961, Mangalore
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Pittore per formazione, Sudarshan Shetty passa verso la metà degli anni novanta alla scultura e alle installazioni, che realizza prevalentemente utilizzando i principi della meccanica e della cinetica. Le sue opere, basate sull’animazione di oggetti quotidiani, mettono in scena una sorta di fiera spettacolare in cui la ripetizione del movimento richiama la meccanicità dei gesti umani e sociali.

Muovendo da una critica alla condizione dell’uomo contemporaneo, sempre meno in contatto con desideri, emozioni e significati autentici delle cose, Shetty ha concentrato nel tempo il suo lavoro su quella che definisce “assenza filosofica di un corpo fisico”. Per questo utilizza spesso scheletri, membrane e fluidi corporei, che richiamano inevitabilmente l’idea di morte e di futilità della vita. Ma grazie all’ironia e alla manifesta artificiosità il suo lavoro non cade mai nel morboso, propendendo invece verso il surreale.

**Six drops** (2009) è composto da due serie di immagini generate con il computer e un video a due canali. Ogni serie ricostruisce in sequenza la caduta di sei gocce, l’una di sangue l’altra di sperma, nello spazio della Turbine Hall, la celebre sala della Tate Modern di Londra. Quattro immagini di formato più grande mostrano la struttura interna delle gocce e il reticolo digitale della scena mentre nei video scorre il puro fluire dei liquidi, privato del contesto.
Attingendo alla teologia indiana l’opera fa riferimento ai sei nemici interni che l’essere umano deve combattere per raggiungere la felicità: la lussuria, l’ira, l’avidità, l’illusione, l’orgoglio e l’invidia. La dispersione dei fluidi corporei nella sala del museo britannico diviene metafora del percorso di
pena ed estasi che l’artista deve compiere alla ricerca del sé. Ma l’atto liberatorio e rigenerante è completamente virtuale, così come il contesto in cui è collocato. Ancora una volta l’artificiosità e la ripetitività divengono metafore del processo di espropriazione che l’uomo contemporaneo è
destinato a vivere, nel mondo dell’arte come nel quotidiano.

North Tenth Parallel

Contemporary Photography from India and South America

19th February | 29th April 2012

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detail of the installation: two channel video, colour, 1ʹ 26ʹʹ
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detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
23 x 33 cm
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detail of the installation: two chanel video,colour, 1ʹ 26ʹʹ
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detail of the installation: two channel video, colour 1ʹ 26ʹʹ
© the artist

detail of the installation: two channel video, colour, 1ʹ 26ʹʹ
© the artist

detail of the installation: two channel video, colour, 1ʹ 26ʹʹ
© the artist

detail of the installation: two channel video, colour, 1ʹ 26ʹʹ
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
23 x 33 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
23 x 33 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
23 x 33 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist

detail of the installation: inkjet print on cotton paper
12 x 19 cm
© the artist