Flotta di sogni
Flotta di sogni (Fleet of dreams) Site specific installation. Installation view for Punti di sospensione, curated by Fabio Carnaghi, Museo Gipsoteca Antonio Canova, Possagno -Treviso, Italy, 2016 Wood, glue, molting feathers 50 elements, unsettled dimensions 2014-2016 Inspired by the winged figures of Canova, always suspended between life and death, Giulia Berra's Punti di sospensione develops into a gigantic fleet of flying boats. Through the flight, a crucial attraction in her imagination, she explores the boundaries and reproducibility of Nature. Her boats are made of molting feathers of various birds of the color of the sky and the sea. It is a stubborn trip, a necessary and physiological migration projected into a mental horizon that combines individual and collective aspirations, hope and fears. Punti di sospensione qualifies as a site-specific intervention that involves in an unprecedented way the sculptural practice in relation to space. Delicate and slender sculptures embody floating forms, ethereal and evanescent as the subtle shadows they cast. The artist, reiterating the vital and fragile plastic power and the ephemeral in nature, highlights the atavistic discrepancy between natural order and irrational mystery that animates it. This elusiveness dialogues by contrast with the classical ideal of Canova plaster casts, figures of Apollonian perfection. All the molting feathers were collected from the ground over several years.