On October 1st, FuturDome reactivates the A-I-R Artists in Residence with a new study on independent publishing, presented through the eyes of Marco Siciliano (Caltagirone, 1991). The residency will focus on the artist book and on the process behind its construction. The project curated by Atto Belloli Ardessi, expects to produce a series of volumes that explore the tradition of books as art objects and will be entirely self-produced in the spaces of FuturDome. Powered by Etiqube, a professional Xerox printer will be installed in the rooms of the residency, allowing constant feedback between creative process and finished product. Marco Siciliano works on the concepts of decontextualization and perception. He manually alters materials and puts them at odds inside the finished paper product. By analyzing psychosomatic pain, Siciliano investigates relationships between different bodies, and transposes them to multidisciplinary works. Space takes an important role inside of his practice, by establishing coordinates in which bodies appear in intimate settings or unknown landscapes; they hide and break apart while we observe their slow disbandment. A-I-R Project includes public participation through scheduled studio visits and social media updates on all of FuturDome’s channels. The limited editions will be presented in via Paisiello 6 in the spaces dedicated to the new project FuturMARIOS. Born in October 2020 from a collaboration with the fashion and art collective MARIOS, the project is imagined as an extension of FuturDome. Fostering creative exchanges between artists, creators and visitors on the daily, this collaboration is dedicated to interpreting contemporary culture. At the end of the residency program, a site-specific work will outline the artist’s research and considerations throughout the thirty-day period.
Marco Siciliano born in Caltagirone in 1991, he lives and works in Berlin. He graduated in Interior Design from the Politecnico di Milano. Currently, he is a student of Monica Bonvicini’s Sculpture Class at UDK, Universität der Künste in Berlin. In 2018, his first exhibition was presented at FuturDome. In 2020 he held shows at the Edicola Radetzky and Fabbrica del Vapore, both in Milan. His artist books have been presented during the AssBookFair at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and at Sprint Milano. His prints in limited editions are available at Printed Matters Inc. in New York and Voostore in Berlin.
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