Mazzoleni is pleased to present Rest Your Eyes by Rebecca Moccia from 10 December 2021 to 7 January 2022 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels in collaboration with MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna.
Moccia’s project is among the winners of Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere, an open call supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the Ministry of Culture (MiC) that was launched in September 2020 with the aim of promoting Italian contemporary art abroad.
Rest Your Eyes is a multimedia piece featuring a news broadcast on mute, as well as two audio installations located throughout the space and connected to multi-language web radio stations. Disturbing yet familiar, the images have been blurred and made unrecognisable through a digital filter created by the artist. Viewers undergo visual tension as they try and recognise shapes and narratives.
Annalisa Pellino, author of the critical text accompanying the exhibition, comments on the way the artist reflects “on the infodemic that tires the gaze and pollutes the thought, but also on a new dimension of public intimacy. As a reaction to the dematerialisation of the Self and the Other that has characterised our perception of the world in the last two years, Moccia places materiality back at the centre of human relationships. The installation becomes a liminal space of transition, where a polyphony of voices transforms the surface of the image, glows in space, and disturbs the human soul.”
On Saturday 11 December 2021, on the occasion of the 17th edition of the Giornata del Contemporaneo (“Contemporary Day”) promoted by the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums (AMACI), it will be possible to access an online version of the exhibition on both the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels and Mazzoleni’s websites.
Rest Your Eyes, Rebecca Moccia
December 10, 2021 – January 7, 2022
Opening: Friday 10 December, 7.00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels
Rue de Livourne 38, Brussels
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Website IIC Brussels