In Le Mont Analogue by Renè Daumal (1952), a group of mountaineers wants to search for and explore a mountain with the highest peak of all in the hopes of reaching the top: after a ‘non-Euclidean’ passage, onboard the ship Impossibile, the explorers reach the island-continent of Mount Analogue, where they find people, with seemingly extravagant customs who descend from men and women of all time. They, too, live in the hopes of climbing the mountain. After a short stay in the village of Port-des-Singes, the group of climbers starts its way up the mountain. They then catch sight of the base camp. At this point the story ends: the journey has only just begun – but maybe it’s always, constantly, starting.
Michela Arfiero: How is born the show Avventure Alpine Non Euclidee?
Drifters: Le goût de la rencontre avec les autres
How would you present your work?
Tout est possible. Tout n’est pas n’importe quoi
What is Nature for you and in which way is included in your artworks?
If I had touched the ground, would that sensation persist?
The importance of a title for an artwork (in general and for your works).
What can’t be missing from your worktable?
Lightness or depth?
Le dernier pas dépends-t-il du premier?
Day or night?
Comment te rends-tu disponible à l’inconnu?
A question you’ve never been asked but one you’ve always wanted to answer?
Have you been where you have never been?
Answer that question…
I’m on my half way
Where would you like to live?
A project related to art, that you’d like to do?
Even Homer doesn’t neglect any action
A dream of yours?
Sky and earth become a curve along which I can extend myself
Do you have reference artists? Artists you’d like to work with?
Motus, Kurt Diemberger, Tino Sehgal, Allan Kaprow, Fausto Paravidino, Hayao Miyazaki, Nebojša Despotović, Richard Loskot, Cristian Ceresoli, Silvia Gallerano, Peter Handke, Raqs Media Collective, Jérôme Bel, Snejanka Mihayalova, Cuoghi Corsello, Harun Farocki, Jane and Louise Wilson, Arthur Russel, Christian Nyampeta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Trisha Donnelly, Elmgreen & Dragset, Jeff Mills, Gilbert & George, Eva Marisaldi, Derek Jarman, Pedro Salinas, Jasper Just, Yoko Ono, Wolfgang Tillmans, Giulia Piscitelli, Francesco Brasini, Lawrence Weiner, Adrian Paci, Jeremy Deller, Giovanni Anselmo, Hito Steyerl, Fabio Mauri, Per Hüttner, Anri Sala, Pierre Huyghe, Jerzy Grotowski, Siobhan Davies, Tilda Swinton, Pietro Marcello, Alejandro Jodorowski, Antonio Guida, Lars Von Trier, Vivienne Westwood, Jean-Luc Godard, The Knife, Jim Jarmusch, Gelitin, Falke Pisano, Magda, Eddie Peake, Chto Delat, Constantin Brâncuși, Fortunato Depero, Liz Magic Lazer, Bruno Munari, Robert Filliou, Adalberto Libera, Ernő Goldfinger , Nicole Wermers, Maya Deren, Agnes Varda, Chantal Akerman, Peter Greenaway, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Abel Ferrara, Michelangelo Antonioni, The Living Theatre, Odilon Redon, René Magritte, Robert Smithson, Richard Long for the walks, Elisabeth Peyton, Giorgio De Chirico, Catherine Sullivan, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ingmar Bergman, David Hammons for Bliz-aard Ball Sale, Vanessa Beecroft, Jeff Wall, Wim Delvoye especially for Cloaca, Rodney Graham especially for Vexation Island, Gerhard Richter, Matteo Garrone, Rebecca Horn, Yves Klein, Lech Majewski, Xavier Leroy, Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan, Regula J. Kopp (Im Schatten des Lichts), Tom Robbins, Terence McKenna, Ryan Gander, Timothy Leary, George Gurdjieff, Hussein Chalayan, The Shamen, Björk, Bruce Nauman, Yvonne Rainer, Steven Claydon, Narcissisters, Ann Shulgin, Sasha Shulgin, Pilar Zeta, Gianpaolo Guerini, Cesare Pietroiusti, Rebecca Solnit, Fever Ray, Steve Reich, Holly Herdon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Underground Resistance, Richie Hawtin, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Marcel Broodthaers, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lutz Bacher, Nick Mauss, Isabel Lewis, Spartacus Chetwynd, Malcolm McLaren, Edward Thomasson, Christoph Büchel, Ruth Proctor, Doug Aitken, Ed Atkins, Liz Magic Lazer, Beatrice Gibson, Patrick Staff, Tai Shani, Sharon Hayes, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Rita Evans, Andrei Tarkovsky,
Bela Tarr, Yang Fudong, Jacob Kassay, Anna Hallberg, Jonas Mekas, Lewis Carroll…to be continued... With all of them at the same time.
IN THE BALANCE OF THE UNIVERSE, 2015 - .....