This is the fourth and last chapter of the exhibition project conceived by Fondazione Prada Thought Council whose members are Shumon Basar, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Dieter Roelstraete.
On the occasion, the artist is staging three large sculptures, displayed in the spaces of the Cisterna. The works on display, Bird (2016), Pendulum (2018) and Telescope (2018). The central space of the Cisterna is occupied by Pendulum (2018), a machine reproducing the movement of Foucault’s pendulum, which showcases a painting at its extremity. The viewer is invited to hypothesise on the origins of such painting. Telescope (2018) is a vertical installation which hosts an astronomer’s class. Bird (2016) is a sculpture created in collaboration with Brazilian artist Zé Carlos Garcia, representing a massive animal that seems to have fallen from the sky, and landed in the Cisterna by mere accident.
- Laura Lima, "Bird", 2016. “Slight Agitation 4/4: Laura Lima”, © Mattia Balsamini. Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Prada