Daniele D'Acquisto – THE POOL NYC, New York
Born 1978 in Taranto, Italy
Daniele D’Acquisto’s research is never exclusively aesthetic, and has become increasingly theoretical. For years, the artist has kept on questioning himself about the liminal space that separates what is real (the physical phenomena analyzed by science) from what is ideal (the imagination, as used by art). In other words, the artist aims at transposing concepts into objects, through a seamless juxtaposition of the phenomenal and neurological plane, given that the same brain areas are activated when we imagine and when we see things.
The artist spent a long time pondering the question of Material Unaccounted For [MUF]. This awareness led him to avoid any losses during the making process: the waste materials resulting from the finishing of a work were therefore employed to produce the next ones.
The ability of works to generate more works, and to expand volumetrically, was developed through the notion of ‘proliferation’; In order to understand this notion we need to recall to mind the work Permanent Eclipse, created in 2009, where a tree trunk had been dissected and put back together by means of ferromagnetic joints.
Without overlooking specific differences, we can nonetheless say that the installation Strings is the logical continuation of this work. However, rather than modifying an existing model, the artist opted for formal and conceptual diversification, so that Strings can be described as a clade, not a simple clone.