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Margherita Chiarva: 7 steps

21 November - 06 December 2019
curated by Claudio Composti

On Thursday 21st November 2019 at 19.00, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere presents 7 steps, personal exhibition by the artist Margherita Chiarva, curated by Claudio Composti. The exhibition will be set at Spazio Molini, obtained from the recovery of the ancient Cerere pasta factory windmill, and will stay open to the public until 6th December 2019.

The video 7 steps (2018) will be shown for the first time to the public, on the occasion of VideoArt Week for Videocittà, a traveling exhibition dedicated to the contamination between art and video. The sound installation is made in collaboration with Ariel Kalma.

The project 7 steps is the result of a performance and symbolic act by the artist during a residency in Chile, realized in collaboration with Pagana Casa de Arte in Buenos Aires.

For a total of seven days, Margherita Chiarva has walked seven steps in the Atacama Desert, three times a day – at dawn, at the zenith, and at sunset. For each step, she took a photograph and collected a desert rock, each one has been placed on a canvas soaked with cyanotype, symbolizing all of the 148 steps taken during the days of this performance.

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Margherita Chiarva, 7 steps, 2018, still from the video performance