Some astronomers kept a distance is a self-contained intervention by artists Andrea Zucchini and David Ferrando Giraut. In the context of SALÓN, the installation unfolds as a total environment examining the tautologies of potential universes, whether real or fictitious, and the impact they might have on human behaviour.
Paying attention to the 1584 ground-breaking work ‘’On the Infinite Number of Possible Worlds’’, by Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet and astrologer Giordano Bruno, and its connection to Bruno’s parallel exploration on non-objective concepts such as magic, the project takes the viewer on an erratic spatial tour through the limits of physics and rationality. In an environment where inanimate items and animate representations exist on the same level with neither of these categorically different species taking the upper hand, the project is a exploratory journey into our human share in the world which is made visible by confronting us with the most primary limits of the human comprehension.
SALÓN is an artist run space based in Madrid. It serves as an exhibition platform for curators and artists with special emphasis on encouraging them to realize experimental projects while operating as a meeting point for international and local practitioners.
Curated by Alejandro Alonso Díaz
Andrea Zucchini and David Ferrando Giraut - Some astronomers kept a distance
Salón, May 26 - June 5