Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, presents La Stanza di Proust. The Project Room 2018 cycle, explains curator Flavio Arensi, will be organised “into three different periods and three different themes: Proust’s room is a pretext to watch the events of society, of man, of his world, with the sounds, the absences and the presences of the past as of the future. Three acts, three events involving as many artistic cues, as a reflection on the role of sculpture in this historical moment”.
Introducing us to the cycle is Donato Piccolo with Act 1 The Man that Learns (Absence). This unseen project puts forward an robotic sculpture which learns and reacts to the visitor. Artificial intelligence permits the robot to record and respond to the reaction of the visitors. Human absence is the paramount theme here in the first act.
The second act in September- October is by Roberto Pugliese (Atto II. Concerto per natura morta (Intermezzo). The third act runs from November – December by Roberto Fanari, Atto III. Esserci (La presenza).