Lara Favaretto

Galleria Franco Noero | Via Mottalciata

Lara Favaretto, thirty-three years old, had not cut her hair for twelve years. But now she has done so, transforming the results of this personal decision into the material for a work of art. The mass of cut hair (some of it nearly four feet long) became the heart of a sturdy hemp rope, almost fifteen feet long, made specially by a master rope maker in Turin. In E’ così se mi interessa (It Is So if It Interests Me) (all works 2006), the rope dangled from a mechanical arm attached to the ceiling and was moved by a motor that made it shake violently, unexpectedly, almost in spasms, striking the wall and floor. This work formed the core of Favaretto’s recent show along with A piedi pari (With Both Feet), a life-size cast of the artist’s body made in gray industrial plaster, depicted her urinating, standing up and holding her vagina in simulation of a male stance; a jet of water, simulating

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