Deimantas Narkevicius – Da capo
Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning
The Marino Marini Museum hosts DA CAPO, a project created by the Lithuanian artist, Deimantas Narkevi?ius, as part of the EARLY ONE MORNING exhibition series conceived and curated by Alberto Salvadori. Deimantas Narkevi?ius is one of the most significant artists on the international scene. Trained as a sculptor, in the 1990s he began by focussing on storytelling, using video and semi-documentary films. He centred his work around the investigation into perception, the transmission of history and the mechanisms that transform it, starting from different ideologies and utopias. For Narkevi?ius, history is a living and primary material for art, considered to be equal to a physical and psychological phenomenon. In his “docu-stories”, the storytelling technique is quite unusual, constantly jumping back and forth from past to present and vice versa, creating a sense of déjà vu. Narkevi?ius deconstructs the linear narrative, setting the story both in the past and present, by using the style and techniques of amateur films of the 1970s. He produces his work with outdated equipment that helps set the films in indefinable times and spaces. In his sculptures, the artist triggers a process that questions the common perception of everyday objects, assigning them new and indeterminate functions. For Narkevi?ius, the relationship between image and object is important, as is the sequential quality created by this relationship in defining the construction of the works and films that he himself has described as “a sort of extension of the sculptures”.