The Voice of Metal. A Cross between Art and Science

The Voice of Metal. A Cross between Art and Science
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Does metal have a voice? Yes, and also a colour, a particular way of reflecting light, a personality, even a memory. We discover all this at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, which opens up to art, welcoming the sculptures of Roberto Ciaccio into its spaces. Huge sheets of copper, brass, zinc, iron and polished steel create a site-specific installation in dialogue with the objects and architectural elements of the museum itself. Not just industrial machines, the inventions of Leonardo and life-changing technology - from the enormous thermo-electric center of Regina Margherita to the railroad Pavilion with its tracks, the creations of Ciaccio weave a drama of light, shadow and reflections, material echoes and musical assonance capable of showing us the collection of the museum under a new light. Bounded by the themes of memory and the traces of materials, the artist rewrites the identities of material, looking at them in terms of their history and highlighting the impact they have on the senses. The work is further enhanced by the photos of Claudio Ciaccio, Roberto’s son - like a hall of mirrors, the lens depicts the sculptures inside the museum, definitively projecting the space of science into poetic dimensions.
Francesca Grego - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano