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Roto - Optic, 1964

Loaned to
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Description
wood, metal, electromechanical animation
Dimensions

36.4inch x 35.4inch x 7.4inch

No. Elements
1
Object Type
tecnica mista
Credits
© Gianni Colombo - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist

Gianni Colombo’s art occurs in the space between the work and those who encounter it. Author of a consistent body of work, he was part of the Gruppo T with Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gabriele De Vecchi, and Grazia Varisco, and participated in investigations into kinetic art. In the late 1950s, he was already defining each of his works as “tests” through which he could experiment with and observe the behavioural reactions of visitors. Introducing elements of perceptual ambiguity, he experimented with wide-ranging formal freedom over the course of his career, remaining faithful, however, to the concept of “open work,” to be interpreted and experienced on various levels and whose final image is produced by the viewers themselves. Emphasizing this idea of active participation, the artist preferred to use the term “user,” and thought of the public as “technicians.” [...]
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