IFE/HYPHAE

curated by Daniela Bigi, Giuseppe Buzzotta and Gabriella Ciancimino
2017, Moon Contemporary, Carini Castel, Palermo, IT

 

Ife/ hyphae, detail

 

ife/hyphae pencil on paper, 2installation view

I choose drawing for a survey on the historical-architectural layers of the walls of the castle of Carini. The technical drawing is the starting point for future projects, here I used it to create a possible mould’s map  if the place was left to itself.  At the same time, Ife is a reflection on the physical activity of the restoration of a wall and on the multiple physical reactions that they generate on the original walls, which remain alive bodies with the passage of time.

With the term hyphae in biology, we state the unicellular or multicellular filaments of elongated cylindrical form which, arranged one on the other, form the mycelium, that is the vegetative body of the fungi.  Water seepage, condensation mould and rising damp reveal these wall’s permeability, telling us about the need to breathe, reminding the vitality of materials. Physical and metaphorical.

Ife/ hyphae, installation view

 

Stilldrawing, glass, 2017

 

Ife/ hyphae, installation view

 

Ife/ hyphae, detail

 

Ife/ hyphae, detail

 

Ife/ hyphae, installation view

 

Ife/ hyphae, detail

 

installation map

 

Carini Castel