9 CHURCHES 9 COLUMNS

2nd Moscow Biennial of Young Art

July 2-25 – 2010

The White Hall, Winzavod, Moscow.

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The project it has been showed in the occasion of  the 2nd Moscow Biennale of for Youg Art “Qui Vive?”. The installation, developed on a large surface area of 30 m², it consists of nine octagonal platforms with nine objects in electromagnetic levitation . “9 Churches 9 Columns” is an explicit reference to the Saint Basil Cathedral, the Mother of God  (Собор Покрова пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву).

The Cathedral is an Orthodox Church erected in Red Square in Moscow between 1555 and 1561. It represents the geometric center of the city and was originally called Trinity Church. During the sixteenth and seventeenth century cathedral, perceived as the symbol of the heavenly city on earth, comprises eight churches lateral spread around the ninth, center, said church of the Intercession and popularly known as Jerusalem.

Fascinated by the connective geometry and the compatibility between different disciplines, scientific theories and religious theosophies, Luca Pozzi presents a “conversation” between history, science, politics and spirituality.

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[Electromagnetic fields, luminescent sponges, egg in polished aluminium, black Plexiglass, lambda prints, 30 m².]

9 Churces 9 Columns, 2010, detail.

[Electromagnetic fields, luminescent sponges, egg in polished aluminium, black Plexiglass, lambda prints, 30 m².]

9 Churces 9 Columns, 2010, detail.

[Electromagnetic fields, luminescent sponges, egg in polished aluminium, black Plexiglass, lambda prints, 30 m².]

9 Churces 9 Columns, 2010, detail.

[Electromagnetic fields, luminescent sponges, egg in polished aluminium, black Plexiglass, lambda prints, 30 m².]

9 Churces 9 Columns, 2010, detail.

[Electromagnetic fields, luminescent sponges, egg in polished aluminium, black Plexiglass, lambda prints, 30 m².]

9 Churces 9 Columns, 2010, detail.

9 Churces 9 Columns, 2010, detail.