EX MACHINA was born with the purpose of highlighting the current need to emerge from the mechanicalness and automatism defining our society. Literally, it means “getting out of the machine” to re-establish contact with nature. However, taking distance from the machine and the automated does not mean denying technological and scientific developments, but using them as tools to become aware of the present time and its complexity.
The subjects addressed during the event are developed in this direction: going back to natural and inner time, the art as wonder at a transforming society and the interaction with the public space by the artists as active elements of the system – and not unrelated to it.
Installation view of All These Sleepless Days
Curated by Rosa Cascone and Lara Gaeta
Ex Convento del Carmine, Scicli (RG)
September 4th – October 4th 2020