Milan

Liliana Moro

Galleria Emi Fontana

At the heart of Liliana Moro’s recent show was an electric toy motorcycle. Slightly raised from the floor so that its rear wheel turned, Soffio (Blow), 1999, not only gave the exhibition its title but also introduced the possibility of speed and movement into the static space of the gallery, an incongruity that taps into childhood fantasies of breaking the rules. Intertwined with the sound of the bike’s motor, one could hear a guitar solo lifted from a ’70s rock song, a juxtaposition that perhaps proposed the vehicle’s and the music’s rhythms as twin velocities.

Another kind of music could be intuited in Tamburo (Drum), 1998, a circle some eighty inches in diameter drawn on the floor of the gallery in white chalk. Two drumsticks, also drawn in chalk, appear to rest on top of it. Despite its simplicity, the drawing seems to resonate with the invisible beat of the world, and the innumerable

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