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Struttura ortogonale assoggettata ai quattro vertici a tensione [Orthogonal structure subjected to four vertices in tension]
Davanti, dietro, destra, sinistra, Cielo. Tautologia [in Front, Behind, Right, Left, Sky. Tautology]
1967 - 1968
Foro da 8 mm. Tautologia [8 mm. Hole. Tautology]
Collection Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
The work consists of a rectangular steel sheet pierced by thousands of holes, each 8 millimeters in diameter, which sags and flexes under its own, weight forming a bight a few centimeters from the floor. Fabro cites the leading structures of Minimalism, their serial order and the industrial character of the rigidly abstract forms. Subjecting them to the laws of gravity and deformation of empirical space produces results close to Process Art.
Like a sky spangled with stars, the sheet of steel suggests an endless and absolute space because it could continue virtually in all directions. A universe that, far from following the laws of Euclidean geometry [the postulate of parallels], is curved, hyperbolical and aleatory, in perpetual movement (in space) and transformation (movement in time), hence devoid of a predetermined form. It is a universe traced by relativity theory, quantum theory and non-Euclidean geometry, which at the start of the twentieth century undermined the old certainties and strengthened the probabilistic and indeterministic conceptions developed by scientists such as Planck, Bohr and Heisenberg, giving contemporary man new spatiotemporal coordinates.
All our senses are set in movement, our whole body reacts when we are interested in something, when we come into contact with something or someone else ... (L. ...
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