The Alchemy of Lea Porsager

The Alchemy of Lea Porsager
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Metal rods supported by plaster walls bind the monumental work of Lea Porsager on display at the FuturDome. Atu XIV ‘ART’, the largest installation ever created by the Danish artist in the area of the Mediterranean, visually subverts physical phenomenon such as gravity, showing the rapport between space and emptiness as a battlefield of invisible forces. Awaiting the visitor, the projection of select portions of the never-before-seen film THE ANATTA EXPERIMENT, shot by the artist in 2012 in Ascona, in Switzerland for dOCUMENTA 13. The experiment brings us back to Monte Verità, a hill that, at the start of the 1900s, became a cornerstone for the spiritual rebellion of anarchists, dadaists, occultists and proponents of free-love who turned their backs on a society centred around materialism. At the end of the summer of 2011, seven friends met at Anatta House, the main building on Monte Verità, just before it was to undergo an important restoration. For one week, Anatta House was the scene of tantric processes usually obscured by the buzz of productivity. Hanging on the walls, two shrouds - one illuminated with artificial light and the other with natural light from the window - bearing symbols from the alchemical studies of the artist, relating to the experiment at Anatta House.
Samantha De Martin - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano