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Eva Marisaldi, Post It, 2010, wood, plastic, polyester, 8' 3 1/8“ x 17' 10 1/2” x 13' 3 3/8".

Eva Marisaldi

Galleria Nicoletta Rusconi

Eva Marisaldi, Post It, 2010, wood, plastic, polyester, 8' 3 1/8“ x 17' 10 1/2” x 13' 3 3/8".

Eva Marisaldi’s recent exhibition was dominated by two new works, both 2010: a large sculpture, Post It, and Underlines, a video made in collaboration with Enrico Serotti, who also wrote the music, which lent the show its title. Both were inspired by a short film on YouTube in which some entomologists in Brazil discover a gigantic ant colony. By injecting into the anthill a liquid that then solidifies, the scientists obtain a cast of this large excavation carried out by the insects, a complex system of spaces forming channels and spherical cells. The idea of this type of construction project, totally “other” but fully functional, like a monument extracted from the earth, made a strong impression on the Bolognese artist.

This was not the first time Marisaldi has used found images to work with the idea of what might be called involuntary sculpture—that is, structures of high

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