Luca Buvoli: le origini discusse, considerazioni sull’avanguardia futurista
Italian Experimental Cinema,
(cinema d’artista italiano)
a cura di Piero Pala
A Beautiful Day After Tomorrow (un bellissimo dopodomani), 2007, DVD , col, sonoro, 8’
Buvoli uses Marinetti’s message as a point of departure, creating a series of free associations relating to velocity and flight themes central to the artists recent work. This dynamic project melds personal and historical narratives with abstracted forms, yielding drawings, sculptures, installations and animated videos.
VELOCITA’ ZERO, 2007, DVD , colore, sonoro, 11’
Buvoli interpreta il Futurismo da una prospettiva post-utopica e offre uno spaccato originale della afasia.
Velocity Zero is presented in two anterooms just off the main cylinder and comprises the third phase, Aphasia, of Buvoli’s project. Created with the assistance of speech-language pathologists, Buvoli recorded individuals who have aphasia or stutter reading the Manifesto of Futurism. Their slowed speech — transformed into fragmented animated sequences — mirrors the readers’ attempts to fluently capture the text. Their moving struggle deflates the Manifesto’s praise of speed and aggression, and continues Buvoli’s re-reading and derailing of Futurism from a post-utopian perspective.
HOW CAN THIS THING EXPLAINED? (Come si puo’ spiegare questa cosa?), 2007, DVD , colore, sonoro, 54’
Sezione A: osservazioni sulla violenza, futurismo e fascismo
Section A: Some Remarks on Violence, Futurism, and Fascism
HOW CAN THIS THING EXPLAINED? (Come si puo’ spiegare questa cosa?), 2007, DVD , colore, sonoro, 28’
Sezione B: osservazioni sul Futurismo, Le donne e la mascolinitá
Section B: Some Remar ks on Futurism, Women, and Masculinity
Luca Buvoli (born Italy, lives in New York) is a multi-media artist whose museum solo shows include the Phillips Collection, Washington DC (Digital Intersection, 2020), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2001), the M.I.T. List Center, Cambridge (2000), ICA in Philadelphia (2007), and gallery solo shows at John Weber Gallery, New York (1995, 1997, 1999) Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2012), and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, 2022 (curated by John Hanhardt). Group shows include the Utopia Matters (Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin, 2010), Venice Biennale (2007), Greater New York at P.S. 1 MoMA (2000), and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1997). Permanent public commissions are in New York, Houston, and in Seattle.