May 3, 2013 - May 11, 2013 19:00
On the occasion of the XX edition of Fabbrica Europa, Maurizio Nannucci presents a great light and sound installation inside the Stazione Leopolda from May 3 to 11. One of the large naves of the building will be occupied by a bright text.
N O M O R E E X C U S E S in monumental format will be projected from above so as to be legible on the floor along the whole length of the space (100 meters approximately). N O M O R E E X C U S E S is made up of 277 Profile Spots ETC Source Four 750, light particles, small dots of blue light merging together to define the single letters.
N O M O R E E X C U S E S represents a categorical imperative at a moment in history when each one of us is called upon to take responsibility for our own actions, our own gestures and behaviour. A declaration that resounds with light and color in the empty space of the Leopolda, leaping out beyond the boundaries of Florence.
N O M O R E E X C U S E S is a new conceptual iconography whose meaning is self-evident and whose possible context of use is pratically boundless. While the sender is the artist, the recipients are all who read the text-image. We are consulted, without any semantic redundancy. It is a question of choosing basic ethical principles, the kind of imperatives that will tolerate no further justifications. In the face of corruption and waste of money, the destruction of the artistic heritage and the environment, the “brain drain” and unfulfilled political promises: N O M O R E E X E R C U S E S. There are no excuses in the face of violence and extermination, inequality and injustice, intolerance and racism. There is no possibility of escape in the face of world hunger and the melting of ice.
N O M O R E E X C U S E S is a call to responsible action, to raise awareness, designed without rhetoric and sentimentality, without hypocrisy, and embellishments. A categorical imperative that illuminates the space of Leopolda and resounds in the individual consciousness.
The sound installation is created in collaboration with Simone Conforti, composer and sound designer who has already collaborated with Maurizio Nannucci in other urban contexts and museums. A project of great social significance and of great environmental impact made on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Fabbrica Europa.
The project is conceived and curated by Sergio Risaliti, art historian, curator of events, journalist and writer, who has already collaborated with Fabbrica Europa organizing installation projects with Stalker, Nigel Coates and the exhibition Shapes of Sound .
Maurizio Nannucci (1939, Florence) lives and works in Florence and Germany. Since the mid-sixties is among the foremost figures in international artistic experimentation in the ambitof concrete poetry, Fluxus and conceptual, developing his own personal language connected to verbal and multimedia structures. His first works in neaon were in 1967.
Nannucci’s work is based on artistic research in light, colour, language, and on the use of different media: sound, photos, video, computer, artist’s books. An interdisciplinary practice which has over the years given rise to a rich and multiform body of work. His collaboration and projectes with architects – Renzo Piano, Massimiliano Fuksas, Mario Botta, Stephan Braunfels and Nicholas Grimshaw – go back to the Nineties, enhancing the spatial component and the expressive force of his work on light, colour, form and language. His theoretical approach, reaching towards the formulation of a new contemporary aesthetic, elaborates and makes visible concepts and thoughts that reveal a profound reflection on the relations between culture and society and on the evolution of models of perception and communication.