VIDEO | joseph pace: filtranisme – museo venanzo crocetti
by tommaso biciocchi – 2015
Locations: Museo Venanzo Venanzo Crocetti | Rome
January 12, 2015 – January 28, 2015
The VIDEO Joseph Pace – Filtranisme | Museo Venanzo Venanzo Crocetti was shot by the film director, producer, and Photography Director of the House of Big Brother ‘Italy’ Tommaso Biciocchi.
Inspired by sources as diverse as fashion, sport, history, electronic music and decorative arts, the Joseph Pace uses techniques different (such as painting, assemblage, sculpture, electronic engravings, photography) influenced by the iconography of mass society, philosophy and psychoanalysis.
His work gives an artistic and intellectual pathway with which the artist reinterprets many of our psychic realities.
Joseph Pace is one of the leading exponents of “filtranisme”, the philosophical and artistic neo-existentialist current that he founded in Paris in the mid 80s.
L’Eva Futura (Future Eve) is an artwork Series made out of synthetic resin, polypropylene, jewels with an elegant and aesthetic language, which takes up some issues dear to the twentieth-century literature that have popularized the term “android”. The series prefigures the possibility of life of artificial human beings, discusses the ethical question of the border between “human” and “non-human” and the limitations of the machines and also the man, but mainly promotes the idea of a reality essentially illusory.
Each Future Eve sculpture, like all works belonging to the series MIDAS, was created with thousands of pieces of bijoux, mostly vintage, which Pace search all over the world, thus creating a sort of “industrial archeology” research applied to the decoration of the body of our times. Through different techniques, Pace put together different creatives and users generations. This also is, according to the artist, the aim of the filtranisme.
In Europe and in South America his works have taken part in solo exhibitions in many public intitutions and museums.
In 1996 the Sapienza University of Rome in 1996 confers him the academic title of “assistant professor” at the Faculty of Sociology, where he taught for twelve years. — Zetema Progetto Cultura – Comune di roma