As a child I wanted to be an astronaut
Installation ‘As a child I wanted to be an astronaut’. [Exit attempt Series #1-#6], Pier Giorgio De Pinto, 2022. Photography and digital manipulation. 80 x 60 cm. each. Video in loop ‘Latent Space of a Neural Network’, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, 2022. Video 16:9, Full HD, 11’31” min. no audio.
The installation project shows some images printed on a magnetic support and mounted on a metal shelving.
These images are the result of a whole series of interesting passages.
I started by selecting a series of photos and video frames of my performances from the past few years.
To these I added, through the use of a “Text to Image” image-generating platform, some instructions for setting my actions in the “space”. I then took everything to image editing software to refine, complete and adapt the result to my exhibition needs.
What I have tried to let leak out in the images is the “industrial”, “domestic” and “film set” environment precisely because it is fictional.
As mentioned in the AI, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND [PROMPT] ART text, I too enjoyed “putting myself in the shoes of” and like many others, I tried to see myself projected into distant futures or arcane pasts. In the case of the works on display, I am the little boy who imagines a whole Cosmos in his room.
Pier Giorgio De Pinto on the occasion of the group exhibition EXI[S]T. Sublimazione della funzionalità(Sublimating Functionality); with Stefania Beretta, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Parapluie, Nina Staehli. MACT/CACT Museo e Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino. Bellinzona, Switzerland. 15 January – 8 April 2023