Future is now (2010/in progress). Site specific installation for Hidden Geographies Exhibition at MACT/CACT (CH). Two videos, one interactive installation, one site specific installation with objects, drawings, digital prints. Variable size.
With Future is now (2010/in progress), Pier Giorgio De Pinto continues his study of the body’s thousands of different facets, zooming in to focus on a topic as old as man himself, one that first came about with man as the expression and the limit of his historical identity. De Pinto’s thinking induces him to express the concept of definition, adapting it to suit society in the last 20-30 years, i.e. the society that has experienced technological virtualisation as a close corollary of the mass expression of intimacy. Using computer-processed mappings of the real body to devise parallel, non-material generalities, thus further feeding the computerised fantasy that seems to be so vital to bourgeois society in this latest phase, De Pinto has generated an important addition to his opus, which is conceived of globally as Future is now. A Genius Locis (Spirit of Place) as a territorial comparison and a new geographic/geometric definition, using the body in terms of its “divine” proportions. This aspect of definition is not restricted to the body alone, but includes a journey, whose route can be plotted on the body, developing in terms of contemporary esoteric features and how they relate to the archetypal forms of the past.
The show has been selected for the Swiss Exhibition Award 2011.