Rome 2012, Villa Dominici
At this point the spectator connects on a deeper level to the art work in front of him which sets off a playful, yet profoundly spiritual state following the flux of the aesthetic experience: the contemplation of the ‘monstrosity’ or rather the ‘wonderful’ sets off a healing process within the observer, whose soul, lazy and weakened by the monstrosity of the existential fear, of the ego, of laziness, is gradually dazzled by the beauty of the play of light, the intoxication of the subconscious, of the myth, of the transcendental, to abandon the real and subtract oneself from the domination of reason. Abandoning the phenomenal appearance to enter into the sublime energy of the se, through the energies that make up the universe of the emotions, fantasy, creativity, to be able to awake the psyche from it's numbness, activating and regenerating attention towards life. The intention is to generate innovative, healing visions of human existence, in such a way that the tapestries represent ideal cities, where the reconstruction of possible places, new cities, new wonderful promised lands, clear allusion to other dimensions, is made possible through the process of conversion. Again the ritual of gradual construction, an order that is able to give back a clear perception to organic space.
Small pieces of materials become parts of maps, from confused and decomposed particles presented on the vertical plane, alternating between luminescent and chromatic effects to give space to a place of happiness, a kind of heavenly city, an archetype common to many different civilizations. This illustrates the search for a relationship of public interaction that Campagnolo and Biondo desire, which contrasts the critical relationship between everyday reality and vision, pushing one through the perception of utopia into a magical dimension in which the world we know offers a second chance, somewhere between our dreams and our experience. The two artists propose much more than an evasion from life as we know it through the dominant theme of the mythical dimension with its unfolding metaphors and symbols. Their aim is to take the observer on a journey to the centre of reality or more precisely to the centre of man.