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Nuno da Luz, The Conquest of Nature, 2010, photocopy, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4".

Nuno da Luz

Galeria Vera Cortês

Nuno da Luz, The Conquest of Nature, 2010, photocopy, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4".

Nuno da Luz is fascinated by the randomness of the events that take place all around us, whether natural catastrophes or simple everyday accidents—and particularly by the ways we accept or refuse them. For his first solo exhibition, he used a couple of serendipitous events or accidents as a jumping-off point. The first was a simple mishearing. Listening to a recording made during a silent protest march by Italian metal workers in Milan in 1969, he heard at a certain moment during the protest a voice through a megaphone shouting “Il nostro silenzio è un monito” (Our silence is a warning). But Luz understood, instead, “Il nostro silenzio è solido” (Our silence is solid). Because of the prolonged silence, the recording made clear the surrounding ambient noises during the march, which for the artist seemed to be so dense that they were almost palpable, thus corroborating the

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