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Marco Rigoni - Drah’ di net um

June 26 → Sept. 30, 2021
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The Café des Glaces opens its first cycle of solo exhibitions in Tonnerre with two international artists. The Italian artist Marco Rigoni proposes on the second floor, a new set of pieces created specially for our first collaboration. His research focuses on the identification of solitary behavior in humans through the study of the history of design, architecture and fashion.
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Marco Rigoni
Café des Glaces
June 26 → Sept. 30, 2021
1st floor
Café des Glaces

Exhibition Text

I would walk entire nights not knowing where to go.
It is normal when you find yourself in an unknown place.
You just feel the need to roam in an ecstatic state 
losing any conception of time and place.
After passing through yet another labyrinth of archways,
rusty, yet full of a life that no longer exists,
I found myself in a back alley.
In that very instant there was a break.
A melody, a song of celebration came 
from a small two-story house.
Unknown chant, undecipherable language,
words that, secluded, bewitch without revealing themselves.
I waited out there, listening,
envisioning those rooms, foreseeing those visages, 
those expressions. The moon was high and full 
As their faces and their glasses.
The wind was blowing, I did not understand.
I listened and a stream flowed through me.
I do not think it is necessary to communicate directly 
with people.
To give a sense of the unknown,
Is this enough to let others live?
Autumn leaves fall on my body.
But it was already February.
Pinkish petals fall from my eyes.
Yet, in the impassive face of the sky, humans 
only read their joy or their despair.
The cyclical nature of time binds me to live unending deja vus,
I build and destroy, destroy and create,
a constructive thing when I destroy.
How can someone who lives in such a place be unhappy for even a moment?
Perhaps someone who has allowed himself to be swept away in those waters now feels a bitter repentance,
may the shadows tell me if so it will be once again.

Look at the fields that are burning and already 
you will see farther on, the black cloud, which brings along
the other face that no one wants to see.
A perverse search for harmony and an unattainable peace.
Six months.
The black soil of the freshly burned field still gives off 
the aroma of rotten crops. 
One cycle closes and yet another opens.

Marco Rigoni

Born in Italy, 1993. Lives and works between Lausanne and Treviso
He was born in Treviso, Italy and educated in Venice where he did the Bachelor in Visual Arts at IUAV (Istituto Universitario Architettura Venezia). After, he obtained the Master degree of Fine Arts at ECAL in Lausanne.

His works are focused on redesigning furniture and objects to create an installation with a suspended narration, without a defined time reference. His research concerns the identification of an attitude of loneliness in human being through the study of the history of design, architecture and fashion.

Those different ranges of references make the amplification of the fetichism of the object, indicating an obsession and a needs of generating a personal world.
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