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David Lamelas, Segnalamento (Signaling), 2014, marble slabs, maple tree. Installation view.

David Lamelas

Lia Rumma | Milan

David Lamelas, Segnalamento (Signaling), 2014, marble slabs, maple tree. Installation view.

A common concern with the relationship between space and time imperceptibly unites the works that David Lamelas presented in this exhibition. Time as Activity, first created in Düsseldorf in 1969, gives the sense of a filmic machine in progress, one conceived as a staging of time. There have, in fact, been ten versions of the work created so far; the two in this exhibition, Time as Activity (Naples) and Time as Activity (Milan), both 2013–14, follow the format the artist established in Düsseldorf. They are video installations showing a series of urban scenes—seven in the case of Naples, six in Milan—shot with a stationary camera and introduced by captions that indicate the span of time that will elapse over the course of the scene, usually a few minutes. Because there are no cuts, the duration of each sequence corresponds to the real time of its shooting, with each scene

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