“The Archaic future”
Abet Laminati, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia
Serpentino e Graniti, Neonlauro,
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What is time? Unlike what is taught at school, for Roberto Sironi time is a variable to delete to help us investigate evolution – and involution – of humans. Human Code demonstrates how our mindset has remained almost unchanged, since a casual genetical change engendered from a monkey to the Homo specie. The ten unique pieces which arrange this uniform and crystal clear project are an evocative synthesis of traditionally opposed ages and dichotomies. Starting from the human origins, according to the designer, it’s impossible to divide artificial and natural.
In front of the wax ruins of an extinguished fire (human’s first technology breakthrough) and a Goddess of Fertility moulded by a robotic arm, it becomes instinctive to recognize one’s own belonging to the code. Through this space-time passage, familiar objects of the present become mysterious and powerful archaeological artifacts, re-emerging in a distant future where the artificial and natural components are stratified together in an indissoluble way. A powerful suggestion that leads the viewer to question the condition of human existence.
All Sironi’s research is about human being, juxtaposing anthropological themes to an accurate research on the materials and the productive systems. In this process, the most personal elements have a fundamental part, and from this point of view Human Code is an autobiographical project. Throughout the way the analytical studies emerge but also the many trips, the encounters, the randomness, and the feelings: the human code of the author himself.
Human Code doesn’t give any solution and doesn’t express any kind of judgement. It works as a real code, destined to activate other processes because of its nature: it wants to stimulate an autonomous consideration, so we begin to talk about future with a greater awareness. And shared.
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Roberto Sironi in conversation with Annalisa Rosso