GIOVANNI GIARETTA

An inaccurate distance
Untitled
(Portrait study)

A thing among things
Everything into something else
Bicycle
Moon
Composition for Ulexite
To make words become things
and not events

Untitled
(Misteri d’Italia)
Effetto Majorana
(La Solfatara, recording of disappearance)
Study for a drawing
(completed by its own shadow)

The uncanny parrot
Dans la Baleine
The house

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Bicycle

Bicycle, Led light, battery
Variable dimensions
2011

A bike light has been modified to charge itself while a person is cycling.
The light keeps on shining in correspondence to the length of the journey and slowly fades out until it completely disappears.
The bicycle was used everyday to travel to the exhibition space.
Metaphorically the beam of light projects the journey; the energy of everyday travel translates into light.

 

During the entire duration of the exhibition Livret III at Motive Gallery in Amsterdam, the bicycle was used by the gallery owner moving from his home to the workplace.

Julien Crépieux, Christoph Weber, Maria Loboda, Giovanni Giaretta
Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

View of the installation: Giovanni Giaretta, Christoph Weber, Margaret Salmon,
Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij