Fish tank, 31 piranhas, terracotta sculpture
A self-portrait in a collective form, built of 31 piranhas and one sculpture, in a fish tank. In the common imaginary piranhas are ferocious and dangerous animals, while the work shows them as tiny innocuous little fishes. The terracotta sculpture represents a balaclava, a hidden face, that in the common imaginary hides violent intentions while sometimes it is useful to protect oneself. The work questions what is normally considered evil when maybe it is just another aspect of a human being. The fishes will grow during the exhibition so the work will transform itself in a growth that is again metaphorical.
Installation views of the group show That’s it, MAMbo, Bologna, 2018. Photo Carlo Favero