Nicola Fornoni. Take a breath and let it go

Curated by Melania Raimondi and Camilla Remondina

Back in Brescia and its province, Meccaniche della Meraviglia, now in its 16th edition, which sees some of the most interesting authors of the Italian contemporary art scene present their installations and site-specific works inside places that are particularly evocative but little known or even inaccessible to the public.

MO.CA. – Centro per le nuove culture (via Moretto 78, Brescia) welcomes the project by Nicola Fornoni (Brescia, 1990) Take a breath and let it go, curated by Melania Raimondi and Camilla Remondina.

Take a breath and let it go, set up inside MO.CA’s four Sale degli Scacchi, is a thematic solo show containing three works with the focus on the combination of lightness/heaviness. The video performance The beginning (light) will dialogue with its opposite: The beginning (weight). Both durational actions are made on the floor: the first with the use of 3.5 kg of goose feathers, the second with a dozen metal balls and a powerful magnet. In addition, elements from the same videos will be displayed as installations to complete the path.
Take a breath and let it go also gives its name to the live performance that will be held on opening day (Saturday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m.) in the first room and will remain visible in video form on the remaining days with the addition of a key component of the scene. Take a breath and let it go is a performance divided into three phases, each of which represents a bodily elevation: in the first (earth/body) the artist will stick three needle-prick needles into his left arm; in the second (water/breath) he will blow inside a metal tube about two meters long lying in an iron basin containing water; finally, in the third (soul/elevation) he will create soap bubbles that will hover in the air.