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Eva Marisaldi

Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri

Eva Marisaldi’s installations are poetic and enigmatic, mixing drawing, video, and objects to create environments evocative of the idiosyncrasies—both strange and beautiful—of the human condition. This exhibition, “Iperfluo” (Hyperfluous), was based on a philosophical reflection on stone, playing the durability of the mineral world against the relatively ephemeral essence of human existence. Invoking the Surrealist-allied writer and amateur geologist Roger Caillois, particularly his 1970 essay “The Writing of Stones,” Marisaldi examined the aesthetics and symbolism of rocks and their influence on the imagination.

In two miniature tableaux, built like architectural maquettes and attached to the wall, she created spaces in which stones of varying shapes, sizes, and colors are substituted for human figures. In one, Iperfluo (Disco) (Hyperfluous [Disco]; all works 2005) a dance floor moves to

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