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Adrian Paci

Kaufmann Repetto

Adrian Paci’s exhibition “The People Are Missing” was orchestrated on two different registers: Immersive installations were constructed alongside a selection of photographs and videos of found materials. Four works presented a narrative that unfolded in four stages, one after another, in the gallery’s four rooms. One space had been transformed into a shower (Untitled, 2017). Water fell violently onto the floor and was immediately sucked into a drain hole. An old gas heater emitted a sinister noise. If a domestic bathroom is a private and reassuring place for tending to one’s body, this environment, on the contrary, felt entirely hostile. The gas, the water, the strange machine, and the noise all combined to convey a perceptible threat to the possibility of a naked, vulnerable body. In the adjacent room, the atmosphere changed. Visitors entered a luminous space occupied by a double

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