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In_Voluntary

IN/VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT DIAGRAM (JOSEF K.)

2014
Installation
white electric cable, five light bulbs with base, suspension devices, four plywood plates
(each 185x107 cm) with an engraved continuous black line, forty engraved numbers in black painted aluminium rounds, blackboard paint.
Dimensions vary with installation (Counter Space version ca. 4x5 m.)

Photo: Patrick Lafievre; © Vittorio Santoro

The installation In/Voluntary Movement Diagram (Josef K.), 2014, is made up of two elements: on the one hand an architectural intervention; and on the other hand a sculptural situation, in which visitors can both physically and mentally set foot.
It occupies one corner of a room.

The work consists of a suspended light string fixed at a specific height, and four engraved plywood plates with a black-line track. The plates are positioned on the floor implying a
kind of low podium onto which one might step. The continuous and labyrinthine black line relates to a movement diagram of a person’s steps through three rooms (incidentally,
Josef K.’s physical displacements as described in the first chapter of The Trial by Franz Kafka). The manner, in which the electric wire is positioned onto the two walls, corresponds to a spatially closed loop. One of the four bulbs is purposely not lit. Reduced to four plates, one can physically and mentally follow the trail and step on the boards. The walk-in corner situation also evokes a feeling of protection, while at the same time subjection. Physical on the one hand, Vittorio Santoro’s installation can also be experienced more intellectually,
like the reading of a formula that gradually leads to more rarefied results.

Press release, Exhibition at Counter Space, Zurich, March–May 2014
3 JULY 1913: UNEXPECTEDLY ARRESTED
BY TWO UNIDENTIFIED AGENTS
FROM AN UNSPECIFIED AGENCY
ON UNSPECIFIED CHARGES

www.counterspace.ch

Image above: installation view Counter Space

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RENCONTRE AUTOUR DE LA REVUE TORRENT
(intervention)
5 June 2014, 6–8.30pm
Bibliotheque Kandinsky,
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.bibliothequekandinsky.
centrepompidou.fr
www.torrentmagazine.org

Vittorio Santoro
SILENCE DESTROYS CONSEQUENCES
a limited edition artist book
published by Yvon Lambert,
Paris
www.yvon-lambert.com

 
 

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UNTITLED (PERCEPTIBLE EROSION)
permanent neon installation
on the facade of the CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
link to work
CAPC website

 
 

press news (selection)

Kunstbulletin 5/14 (Zurich)
Vittorio Santoro by Gabriel Flückiger, pag. 73, May 2014
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or visit Kunstbulletin website here

ANNUAL Art Magazine
Paris, Issue 6
Insert (10 pages+cover)
www.annualartmagazine.com
downlaod pdf (E)

Arts Magazine (Paris, N°74, March 2013)
Artist Insert
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June 2012
artpress (Paris, N°390)
Vittorio Santoro by Audrey Illouz, pp. 58–60
Link to PDF (F/E)

29 Feb. 2012
Le Quotidian de l'art (Paris,
N°98) Vittorio Santoro, Gagarine et La propagande soviétique by Roxana Azimi, page 6
Link to PDF (F)

31 Aug. 2011
ARTFORUM 500 words
Vittorio Santoro interviewed by Rahma Khazam on the occasion of his exhibition at Campagne Première, Berlin
Link to PDF (E)

January 2011
Voice Puller

Monographic article by
Daniel Kurjakovic, published by
VOLUME – A Contemporary Art Journal About Sound
Paris, Nr. 2, Jan. 2011,
pp. 30–41
link to Volume website
link to PDF (F/E)

29 Jan. 2010
Eclipse (Vittorio Santoro)
Monographic article by Manuel Cirauqui, published by 20/27, revue de textes critiques sur l'art (Paris, Nr. 4, 2010, pp. 97–113)
link to pdf (F)