VOLO: ANCIENT AND CONTEMPORARY VISIONS OF FLIGHT
Artist Residency: December 2 - 15, 2018
Exhibition: December 15, 2018 - February 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15, 6 - 9pm
Work by artists Patricia von Ah and Filippo Ermini.
Supported by Istituto Italiano Di Cultura Los Angeles, Kashper Family Foundation, Digital Fusion, kameramann.ch, Krislyn Design and Production, Laboratorium Media AG, NJP Studios, RED Digital Cinema, Samy’s Camera, Syllogy Media, The Audio Salon and 1933 Group.
“The action of now originates in an ancient and mysterious dream, a myth, an archetype without which there would be nothing.”
- Filippo Ermini
VOLO is a sculptural, visual and acoustic installation created by artists Patricia von Ah and Filippo Ermini that explores unparalleled experiences and perceptions through the act of flying.
At its genesis, the artists connected their shared visions in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, one of the most impressive valleys in the Swiss Alps. Between monolithic rock faces and mountain peaks, the village is tucked into a valley of massive glaciers and views of summits towering up to 13,000 feet.
Flight has intrigued mankind since the dawn of time and challenges the world’s most curious minds to invent artifacts and objects that replicate one of nature’s most fascinating experiences. For Ermini, flight is a raw physical experience that allows him to explore the profound polarity between the physical body and the forces of nature.
With the installation of VOLO, the artist’s intend to open a window into the emotional, spiritual and visceral experience of gravity and velocity as a subject. Challenging the senses using film and photography captured by von Ah; audio frequencies and sculptural pieces by Ermini.
Through flight, shared vision and the artist’s unabated immersion in the present moment, their intention is to offer evidence of a pathway through time and space.
Building Bridges is pleased to present this captivating and unusual invitation.