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Plotone (Pelotón), 2005 - en proceso

Tubos de aire comprimido, reguladores de presión, cajas eléctricas, silbatos de carnaval, tubos de plástico
Dimensiones variables
Cortesía de la artista y Galleria Franco Noero, Torino
Set in tight ranks, the cylinders of compressed air that comprise Lara Favaretto’s Plotone (Platoon) suggest a military formation. Atop each tank is a red foil party whistle, which unfurls randomly when an electronic timing device allows air to escape the cylinder’s valve, as if sticking out its tongue or giving a halfhearted salute. Evoking human traits and behaviours through the dispassionate, automated action of machines, Favaretto works within a rich tradition of modern art that, for over a century, has modelled our anxious relationship with technology. Referring to the work as a ‘defeated army’, the artist undercuts the celebratory connotations of her materials. Despite its party favours, her platoon of metaphorical soldiers can hardly be said to be celebrating; controlled by computers, it gradually exhausts itself, depleting its air reserves.

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© Foto: Haupt & Binder

Lara Favaretto en Sharjah

Just Knocked Out. Versión modificada de su exposición, anteriormente en MoMA PS1, 15 dic. 2012 - 6 feb. 2013 en Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah.

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