On the occasion of Arte Fiera 2018 in Bologna, Adiacenze inaugurated “Click Clack”, the first ever solo show with the kinetic and interactive installations of the artist and director Virgilio Villoresi, one of the most eclectic and original artists in the Italian and international art world. Curated by Marco Mancuso, critic, curator and director of Digicult, the exhibition is meant to shed light on a lesser-known, yet fascinating part of the Villoresi’s artistic production.
Exhibited works: “Danse Macabre” (2016), “Click Clack” (2014), the work that gives a title to the whole exhibition, “Faire de son mieux” (2014), “Figlio e Padre” (2014), “Trompe-l’oeil” (2016) and the inedited “Virgilio’s Zoetrope” (created for the spaces of Adiacenze, 2017).
Director, set designer, artisan and illusionist, over the past years, Virgilio Villoresi (Fiesole, 1979) has gained recognition in the field of animation and its application in such areas as art, advertisement and music video clips. His distinctive style, which is cultured, elegant and rich with visual phantasmagorias, is part of a particular line of historical and artistic development and research within the field of experimental cinema: Harry Smith’s processes of alchemical synthesis; Jonas Mekas’s structural ontology; Jack Smith’s art of recycling (reuse); Kenneth Anger’s magical rituals.
Presented in the spaces of Adiacenze as beautiful retro-design objects, the works transform the exhibition space into a magical setting where the captivated spectator is asked to reflect on the expressive language of the artist while seeking to understand the primary component behind the mechanism of perception making the images move.