Davide Savorani


30′, stereo, 2016

written by Davide Savorani
interpreted by Laura Bagarella

bbUntitled 05 (notes on Stressed Environment), 2015, digital drawing, 2480×3508 px

In Marselleria’s new space, Davide Savorani creates “Stressed Environment”, turning it into a place full of stimuli coming from his research on the possibility of transforming boredom into an active, dynamic and continually mutating state.
Savorani says that “You are never at ease if you are bored”: you react to stimuli, and while trying to adapt yourself, you have new experiences, both personal and shared. We are usually slaves to frantic stimuli in communication, social and personal relationships and the working environment.
So, boredom could be the seed of an alternative: opening new scenarios, new dialogues and new narratives, and bringing us beyond the binary system of consumption and production, demand and offer, which is continuously repeated by capitalism.

With “Stressed Environment” Savorani presents an unprecedented installation and performative elements which disdain stability, the static, two-dimensionality, and instead favour movement, prompting action both for the audience and for the choreographies which take place during the exhibition.
“Stressed Environment” unfolds in an ambiguous way, where the displayed works and the acoustic references uncover multiple, shimmering dynamics inscribed in the phisicality of Marselleria’s space.

In the exhibition space the artist has put together a science-fiction choreography of PVC masks and telescopic poles, usually used to support satellite dishes, which here instead are a suggestion of a series of physical exercises. The light boxes illuminate Savorani’s drawings and images and punctuate the course of a show that defies trite readings and established definitions. The banana peels symbolize the past, but there is a future being built here.
Hello! – So begins each of the monologues of the voice at the rear of the exhibition. This lively stream of consciousness may be a guide to overcoming the psychological complications of everyday life or perhaps it contains a veiled invitation to curl up in each of our lush, lustful emotional wildernesses.

Caterina Riva