2004

kubark

galleria alfonso artiaco - naples

Press review

Perino&Vele produce paper-pulp's sculptures. Their works inspirited to objects of everyday use, like tools, furnitures, and vehicles are the result of milled, pressed information recomposed by the artistic act. To the conformed sense of the information, a personal sense, ironic or sarcastic is substituted. The title of the show is taken from the book Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation, a CIA's secret manual, on coercive questioning resistant sources, in which Kubark was the coded name of CIA.

Two sculptures are exposed to the Artiaco gallery, specifically realized for this occasion. "Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation" to the income of the gallery, obligates every visitor to cross it. Composed from long stakes, on which sheets are piled on top of each other, it represents the first moment of a topic which focus is the secret manual. In this version, later on censured and rewritten, it was implied that the interrogator could use coercive methods to manipulate the atmosphere of the antagonist subject, in order to modify his perception of time and space. In the second sculpture, "Dick", a noisy blender sprays pieces of paper on the mantle of a camel, which shape is modified by the fragments received. The choice of the camel as animal is a clear reference to the Arabic culture and civilization. The noise produced by the blender creates a hostile atmosphere; meanwhile it mills destroying symbolically the manual. 

Exhibition view

Sketches of the exhibition