“Recursions and Mutations” examines the processes of reiteration and change in the poetics of four artists. Vincenzo Castella, Lynn Davis, Jacob Hashimoto, and Roberto Pugliese have deliberately chosen each other or, rather, with the use of their own medium each has found in the creative process a common basis with the others on which to work. This reciprocal choice has made even more natural the development of the project: the work, with its recurring modes and approaches, is linked to its working dynamics, to environmental variables, and to the choice of subject.
The show investigates how the process – which includes repetition, its validation, and the successive act of deviation/mutation – can be used as an analytical device for examining the reality that surrounds us. The same attitude shows itself to be necessary even for deciphering the extraordinary tools and the successive passages needed for constructing the work right up to the evolution of its physical and poetic form.
- Vincenzo Castella, #04 Zurigo, 2018