Massimo Pianese

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YOU ARE NOT A SALMON is a multidisciplinary and cross-media project that moves its action within the orbit of the concept of “reversals of flows”: natural dynamics that only superficially appear to subvert the established order – typical of a certain western vision- in a becoming which highlights the innate vocation of nature to challenge herself, but this also applies its own laws and prejudice itself perfect and flawless. One example is the salmon, a living being with unique features: born in fresh water, grows in the sea and reached maturity, traces the river current to return there where was born to reproduce himself. The instinct leads him to make a gesture that seems paradoxical (trace the current), but which in reality behind delicate and precise trim. The man followed this founding principle in accomplishing his own evolution, applied chemistry, genetics, physics, pursuing an engineering, developing a model with controversial results. The project is a permanently work in progress and has several development areas; it has been shown in a solo exhibition at Placentia Art Gallery, Italy (April 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtX5IO6BNyI) and it was the residency project developed during the AIR at Villa Sträuli, Winterthur, Switzerland. (July-December 2012). YOU ARE NOT A SALMON was hosted as a project of study and analysis during the works of the conference Change Course Conference convened by The Club of Rome, Theater of Winterthur, December 2012. Until now, the project has been developed in very different contexts, always looking for interaction with the pubblic and the local community. More info at http://youarenotasalmon-project.blogspot.it
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affiliationVilla Strauli, Winterthur (CH), Placentia Arte Gallery, Piacenza (IT)
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