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Demonironautica, a research project by Luca Baioni

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19 April 2019

Demonironautica is the name of the project of the Italian visual artist Luca Baioni, come in now and find out what it is about!

Luca Baioni is an Italian visual artist who uses a modus operandi characterized by different elements such as fragments of the world, cameras, digital, analogical and paper post-production, useful for the representation of an idea.

“I do not think of images as reproductions of reality, as “altered” as it may be. I create new pieces of reality, which then interact with reality itself”.

This is what Luca says in his artist statement and, in fact, the artist deconstructs reality to repropose it with a new look. His project Demonironautica is a work divided into three parts, conceived as a journey (nautica) sometimes disturbing (demon), disturbing, which reminds us very much of the look of David Lynch.

pt I.LEuropa e il corpo dentro la pioggia pt.III: “Omaggio”  

 – Text by Nicola Patruno

The first and the third parts are visual paths, interspersed with the second, which is, instead, a forest of sounds. The adventure in Demonironautica is paradoxical, antinomic, for the way out can be reached only through utter and deep immersion in oneself.

Demonironautica, il progetto di ricerca di Luca Baioni | Collater.al
Demonironautica, il progetto di ricerca di Luca Baioni | Collater.al

At first, nothing is “returned”, nothing finds confirmation in our previous experience. We find ourselves unusually virgin in the presence of the demons, surrounded by ghosts, by the the phantasms which people the sequences and find uninterrupted echoes, hints and reverberations in the music track.

Demonironautica, il progetto di ricerca di Luca Baioni | Collater.al
Demonironautica, il progetto di ricerca di Luca Baioni | Collater.al

The series must be run through over and over to find out that we will never find them there. Once we enter the forest, every backward path is precluded and we can but move in a random way around the images, which thus manifest themselves as infinite energy cores.

Demonironautica, il progetto di ricerca di Luca Baioni | Collater.al
Demonironautica, il progetto di ricerca di Luca Baioni | Collater.al

We are hit by the waves which they produce and the only way out, the last resort, is to abandon ourselves to our deepest personal dimensions, the most disquieting and unrecognisable during our vigilant wakefulness.

pt II.   Bruto Esilio segnata malattia e dellalcolismo

For this second part, the artist proposes a sound translation of his journey:

pt III.  L’usurpatore   

The themes present in the work are those of animality, of the female and male humanities which are often reduced to a feral state. In front of us stand a dissection of what is human, displayed by means of delicate stylistic elements like superimposition, replacements, déplacement, of virtual and material découpage. Next to the immoderate greed and violence of human beings, (like, for instance, in the first image of L’usurpatore) different bodies stand, displayed in the first sequence: more peaceful, unsure, bewildered.

Next to the childlike individualities placed in a well-defined landscape (L’usurpatore), we find, in the L’Europa e il corpo dentro la pioggia pt.III: “Omaggio” sequence, darkened, borderless, blurry territories and environments.

Visit the artist’s website, which you will find here.

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