Gianfranco Maranto — INTERSPAZIO: la distanza minima
The site-specific intervention by the artist Gianfranco Maranto for Recontemporary manifests the will to interact with the user and dialogue with the exhibition space, redefining and modifying it. The goal is to guide the observer’s gaze towards new perspective visions, which go beyond simple sensitive data to encroach on another, immaterial dimension. The motivations behind his research express the desire to investigate what is not yet known and make visible what the human eye is not able, by its nature, to perceive or distinguish. Through the visionary capacity of art, it therefore becomes possible to imagine and represent those mechanisms and physical forces that govern the internal structure of things. Thanks to the use of Paint, one of the first digital graphics programs popular with the general public, Maranto designed simple geometric shapes; more than three thousand paintings which, mounted in succession, with the stop-motion technique, create the illusion of movement and allow any suggestion to be induced on the screen format. The light takes shape through a visual-spatial rhythm and suggests a musicality without the didactic use of sound, which would compromise its meaning, giving life to a non-verbal, universal alphabet. Absolute silence, on the other hand, does not belong to life, rather to the abstract world.