Loose Entertainment, Francesco Vizzini's first solo exhibition at Theaterlab, New York.

The exhibition includes photographs, assemblages, sculptures and video that the artist created using the remains of a collaborative art piece titled "My Words My Eyes," that he conducted in April 2013 during a residency. Vizzini designed an experiential path, in which blindfolded participants were invited to interact with objects altered by him, like a can with steel wool and a coke bottle with bristle brush, as well as raw materials including clay, glass and dry wall. Participants were also asked to hammer glass panes, take photographs and draw without seeing. The artist called "relics" the objects left behind and bearing the mark of the participants.

In "Loose Entertainment" the artist reconfigures the relics --crashed glass, scribbled drywall, random snapshots--into new pieces by combining them with quotidian materials like c-clamps, steel beams and store displays. The resulting works question the perception of authorship, leaving the viewer uncertain of where the artist's hand begins and the participants' ends. While expressing Vizzini's desire to integrate objects that are not his own into the artwork, this body of work also delves into the concepts of manipulation of perception and disruption of daily life, essential themes in Vizzini's work.

Costanza Musumeci


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