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.

 OUR SUPPORTERS 

Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

OUR PARTNERS

QATAR VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND HERITAGE QATAR

KATARA ART CENTER 

 

NATIONAL AFFAIR

FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

MUSEO DE LAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD

DE GUADALAJARA

IFITRY RESIDENCY OF ARTISTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BAJA CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATFORM - CHILE

ARTE AL LIMITE

CENTER OF THE 

ARTS ESTACION 

ANTOFAGASTA - CHILE

BICE BUGATTI

CLUB

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

ESSAOUIRA 

REDLINE

CONTEMPORARY 

ARTS CENTER

LA ART SHOW

CONTEMPORARY

EXPRESSIONS OF ART

MAROC PREMIUM

FOUNDATION

THE BROAD

KAI 10 ARTHENA FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL 

BIENNIAL

OF CASABLANCA

MOPLA

CENTER OF THE ARTS

ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

SANTO TOMAS

CULTURAL ART CENTER

ART SCI CENTER UCLA

VILLA AURORA +

THOMAS MANN HOUSE

IASAS

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED

ARTS VIENNA

CONSULATE GENERAL

OF POLAND

SENATE OF BERLIN

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

ITALIAN CULTURAL

INSTITUTE OF

LOS ANGELES

LUCIE FOUNDATION

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