Alessandro Di Giampietro – “Assist” | “Pomagalo” – Iconography of a Hug

Published on August 29th, 2020

Monday, 7th September 2020 at 21.00: a multiplexed event / a necessary hug that Alessandro Di Giampietro offers to the humanity. Assisted with a group of artists.

Alessandro Di Giampietro – “Assist – Iconography of a Hug

“The Icon is painted on light,
 light is painted with gold”
 (P. Florenskij)

The ancient icons reflect the suffering and deeds of people, linked to specific historical phenomena and events, revealing the inner world, purity and nobility of mind.

In this age of social distancing “Assist”, as a symbol of a contemporary iconography, represents the warmth of a HUG that Alessandro di Giampietro gives to humanity.

Presentation/ performance is assisted by frequent Cirkulacija 2 residents: electric guitarist Gino Lucente, special guest Vida Voyage and local residents Boštjan Leskovšek and Borut Savski.

Links and related Cirkulacija 2 productions from the recent years (with sound archives):

Alessandro Di Giampietro
Homepage -> http://www.alessandrodigiampietro.com
Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/alessandro_di_giampietro/?hl=it
Alessandro Di Giampietro – Thinga Things | Špica Ljubljana  / C2 2018 -> http://www.cirkulacija2.org/?p=4737
Alessandro Di Giampietro – Whatever you think I am that is what i’m not / C2 2017 -> http://www.cirkulacija2.org/?p=3564

Gino Lucente
Domača stran -> https://pntn.bandcamp.com/
Gino Lucente – Sagra / C2 2019 -> http://www.cirkulacija2.org/?p=5798
Gino Lucente na Thinga Things (Alessandro Di Giampietro; Špica Ljubljana)  / C2 2018 -> http://www.cirkulacija2.org/?p=4737

Vida Voyage
New weird ass pop vibe, it’s all here! -> https://vidavojic.bandcamp.com/album/under-cover-love
Vida Vojić – Sen novih zgodb / C2 2019 -> http://www.cirkulacija2.org/?p=6012
Vida Vojić – Poezija, zvok in glas / C2 2018 -> http://www.cirkulacija2.org/?p=4816
Nova londonska scena | Specimens, JC Leisure, Vida Vojić, Joe Summers / C2 2018 -> http://www.cirkulacija2.org/?p=4516

Attention: Vida Voyage will be presenting her first album and collection of poems book on 22nd september 2020 at Cirkulaciji 2!

The etymological meaning of Icon refers to the idea of ​​apparition in which the gold that reflects it is in close connection with the mystery of the solar spectrum. This divine color, in iconographic art, has a specific name – that of Assist. The Icon is not a painting, it is a sacred object, a miraculous object. The figures described must not delight the eye, the appearance must never be beautiful in the common sense of the term, it must move away from the human aspect.

The golden structure determined by a central semi-sphere representing divine illumination and framed by a screen, refers to the small sanctuary adorned with icons and candles which refers to the domestic dimension and personal contemplation of the Byzantine icon and which is often called “Beautiful or precious corner”. A protective shell, a golden cocoon, a secret casket that will envelop all those who participate in the ritual of sharing a special moment.

The most striking feature of the Byzantine icons is perhaps that which takes the name of “inverse perspective”, in which the lines of force are directed in one or more centers located in front and outside of the icon itself, in the direction of the beholder . In the artist’s gilded installation, the concept of inverse perspective is represented by the human figure moving within it in the alchemical ritual of preparing a single drink to offer to the guests, as a moment of respite to suffering and place in to find some quiet and comfort.

From this principle, the desire of Alessandro di Giampietro to abstract the concept of icon in an installation that is free of references to religious images in respect of the sacredness of the same but, above all, that legitimizes the theories of Florensky and the Platonic metaphysics of the beautiful as light and splendor of the idea. In Florensky, the Platonic idea takes on the original character of a light that refers to a “living gaze”, to the “gaze of a person”, to all those looks that, for the artist, will give life to his work.

/text by Laura Fonovich/

http://www.alessandrodigiampietro.com
https://www.instagram.com/alessandro_di_giampietro/?hl=it

Process:

18th Augut 2020:

21st August 2020

 

31st August 2020

4. september 2020


Events so-far:

2020 Studio_8.1 _kako živijo ljudje, drugič + Q Hologram 2070: Muzej raznolikosti + Vida Voyage aka Vida Vojić aka lonesome cowboy aka secret agent… + Alessandro Di Giampietro – “Assist” | “Pomagalo” – Ikonografija objema Iconography of a Hug + /// Polymorphic ritual //// + presentation_performance: Sailor_log: 3rd ocean + post_festum: uvertura festivala A dela? v Cirkulaciji 2 + ČAS BREZ DOTIKA – skupinska razstava + FRIFORMA\AV: NOITU – SCATTER_RADAR + Skladnjin skupek #1: ad-hoc koncert v Cirkulaciji | podhod Ajdovščina + Studio_8.1 _kako živijo ljudje + Stroj za izboljšanje sveta | weltverbesserungmaschine + Tatiana Kocmur | Liza Šimenc – MARY JANE + Francisco Tomsich -> ELEGIJA | ELEGY + Program 2020 + Cirkulacija 2: Novice iz podzemljaNews from the Crypt + Cirkulacija2GO – kot Feniks!like Phoenix! + Cirkulacija 2 uspešno izseljena! Exodos completed! + [izseljevanje] Cirkulacija 2 na prelomu + 2019 [napovedujemo] Javno-zasebno partnerstvo! + Angstblüten II / Timor Flores II + Nikolaus Woernle et al. – MODULAR MONSTER + Elvin Brandhi: Welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year”!Pozdrav žetvi in nastopu mračnejšega dela leta! + Dre A. Hočevar et al – Verso Doxa / celotedenski intenziv + Terraformer predstavlja: Ž, Neo Cymex in Kikiriki + Robert B. 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VIII meets C2 + “Bodi Jimi tudi ti!” – delavnica na Gradu Kromberk | Pixxelpoint 2018 + C2 na festivalu Umetnosti in robotike v Trstu | C2 at the Festival of Arte e Robotica in Trieste + Biti aparat | biti umetnik = Roboti risarji + Simpozij Umetnost umetne inteligence | The Art of Artificial Intelligence + Exodos: C2 v Helsinkih / Finska + Jesenski dnevi tečejo | As autumn days go by… + MED, CIMET, ROZINE IN ČAS balletkvintetHONEY, CINNAMON, RAISINS AND TIME balletquintet + Večmedijski skupinski dogodek: MED ZVERJO IN NEMOČJO + Anže Sever – Rob + friformA\V / 16.08.2018 / Lina Rica (HR) / Bálint Bolcsó (HU) / Samo Kutin (SI) + Neven Korda – Daj mi mir! + Petek trinajstega: Trije zvočni pari + Vida Vojić: poezija, zvok in glas + Špica Ljubljana: Alessandro Di Giampietro – Thinga Things | Stvari + Jana Jevtović & Engin Can: Teleskopiranje | Telescoping + oOo! 5. oOobletnica poOovezoOovanj v C² + Izračun Slepih PilotovBlind Pilots Calculation + A Pit of Koelse | Luknja Koelse: Sublimacija znoja + Velenje v Ljubljani: Kutwyv + Nova londonska scena | New London underground Specimens, JC Leisure, Vida Vojić, Joe Summers + John Duncan “The TELL” = svetovna premieraJohn Duncan “The TELL” = world premier + In vendar se vrti | Eppur Si Muove + Cirkulacija 2: Program 2018 + Disinformation + Savski v ConiDisinformation + Savski in Zone + Alte Lezbiše Kunst; zvočni performans + 2017 Kikiriki in ROR v C2 + Doepner in Savski na Robotics Anteprima v Trstu + Marko Batista – Uspavanka za CIRKULACIJO + Nez Pez // Pez Pushing + Maribor: Ambasada Cirkulacija 2 na MFRU + Stiropor = ekspandirani polistiren + Klaus Filip (Dunaj/ Avstrija) ::optosonics::Klaus Filip ::optosonics:: + HuXterlTronik = Dani Bedrač + ::vtol:: = Dmitri MorozovHuXterlTronik = Dani Bedrač + ::vtol:: = Dmitry Morozov + Peter Rauch: Ponavljanje – samostojna skupinska razstava + Knjiga oglja / DopisovanjeM + Monika Pocrnjić – SVAROG.3 + Ponovni vzpon Poljske kraljice! + Tatsuru Arai – Arkhitek-ton /+\ Tinitus – Ljubezen je hladnejša od smrti + M / DopisovanjeM + Tanja Vujinović – Univerzalni objekti (Eksplozije, BBFs2, Tihožitje)Universal Objects (Explosions, BBFs2, Still Life) + Mešani dvojni trojček | Mixed double triplet = Mike Hentz, Javier Areal Vélez, Strunarja + Derek Holzer – VECTOR SYNTHESIS | VEKTORSKA SINTEZA + OPERA ROBOTANIKKA GENESISI Karl Heinz Jeron + ZASAVJE NOISEFEST v C2/Tobačna/Ljubljana! + Adam Donovan & Katrin Hochschuh: Psychophysics Machines and Swarms + Ewa Justka at Robotanikka: Light = Sound || Zvok=Svetloba? + Robotanika: Genesis + Mini Maker Faire @ C2 Tobačna Ljubljana! + Z.B.Ø.R. (Boštjan Perovšek, Marko Košnik, Borut Savski) + Alessandro Di Giampietro – Whatever you think I am that is what i’m not + Seppo Gruendler in Josef Klammer – Mali pribor | Kleines Besteck + Cirkulacija 2: Program 2017 + Preko vode do svobode v Kinu Šiška + Luka Prinčič: Razpoke vmesnika IF4Q + 2016 Duplerica: Boštjan Čadež “ROJ” in DivinaMimesis “AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ANIMAL” + Simfonija groze. Happy New Fear 2017! + RADART #7: RADAR NAD TOBAČNO + Zaprtje -> Dominik Mahnič – Kosi 2014-2016 + Robotanika na razstavi Robotica v TrstuRobotanica at Robotica exhibition in Trieste + slikarska razstava -> Dominik Mahnič | Kosi 2014-2016 + John Duncan v C² ! + Simptomi meta mesta #37: Želja + Anyma na obisku v Cirkulaciji 2 + MC2=Ǝ / gibalna razstava + Neverjetno! 10 let Cirkulacije 2 + Herman & Savski: Vračnica in bali; druga javna vaja + Nina Dragičević: Parallellax release + V nedeljo se dobimo: Na stalnem naslovu najinega početja + Robotanica = C2 does VelenjeRobotanika = C2 gre v Velenje + Herman & Savski: Vračnica in bali; prva javna vaja! + : Niku Senpuki & Emerge, pavleisdead, Emerge & Neven M. Agalma + Atlas of Tremors v C2 + Zasavje NoiseFest 2016 v C2-labu! + Klima: Nedekadentni koncert? + DekaDANCE + Mike Hentz: Živa umetnost kot raziskava kulture in življenjaLive Art as Research of Culture and Life + Napovedujemo: Klima, dekadenca, človek|strojAnnouncing: Clime, decadence, human|machine + Kdo je Mike HentzIntroducing Mike Hentz + Dogodek O5 v C² Event O5 in C² + V iskanju izgubljene enostavnostiIn search of the simplicity lost + Urkuma in ROR v C² + April/ maj v Cirkulaciji 2 – uvod v antidekadenco + Sejem Dostop do orodij | Access to Tools + Welcome to ATT/AND Rijeka – abandon normal devices fair!Dobrodošli na ATT/AND Rijeka – Semenj umetniških orodij! + 2015 happy new fear 2016 – zabava na žicahparty on wires + Oscar Martin: Ekstremni Atraktorji v C2Extreme Atractors at C2 + Jesenski odmevi Hrup smo mi: Dušan Zidar + Jesenski odmevi Hrup smo mi: Arturas Bumšteinas + Predstavitev C2 tehnologij na #MTFCentral + šmarnica in cvičk v C2: N’toko in Igor Vuk + Cirkulacija 2: Showcase 0.3 = prigodna razstava preteklih in prihodnjih del in opravil + Hrup smo mi::Kulturni vmesnikiNoise is Us::Cultural Interfaces + Strictly Analog 3# in Svetlobna Gverila v Tobačni & C² + RADART #6 :: RADAR RIZOM :: 4 LETA PLATFORME RADAR + Ars ac²ustic²a -> ART’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, 16. januar 2015 + 2014 Happy New Fear! + Hrup smo mi: Prostor časa | Space Time + Microbot (Stelarc in Doepner) v Cirkulaciji² + C² – otvoritev novega prostora Cirkulacije 2C² – the opening of the new Cirkulacija 2 space + Smernice razvoja: Prostor časa + 2013 VELIKA POŽRTIJA – sobota 21. december ob 20.00 + Arduino praktikum = novodobni tehno intenziv + Dva ugrabljenca z MFRU: John Smith in Oscar Martin + C2 / Platforma za totalno umetnost: Tri socialne skulpture + Izjava Cirkulacije 2 – skupine začasnih uporabnikov Roga + Globoki temni gozdDark forest disko + Zvok organizma – Organizem zvoka + Fruity-Box (Karl Heinz Jeron v Cirkulaciji 2) + Taste of Vtol/ Okus Vtola + Redno letno srečanje ljubiteljev cirkulacije + 2012 Cirkulacija 2: pričetek predstavitev in delavnic Uvod v arduino v RogLabu + Multipla cirkulacija – socius urbis / otvoritev RogLaba + Interšmano = Cirkulacija 2 praznuje… + Sajeta 2012, tehnološke delavnice -> Združene sile C2_TO + Tri muhe na en mah: Cirkulacija 2, Konrad Gęca in Ana Raquel PereiraThree mice: Cirkulacija 2, Konrad Gęca and Ana Raquel Pereira + Cirkulacija 2 v Zagrebu – galerija Močvara, 9. -13. junij 2012Cirkulacija 2 in Zagreb – Močvara gallery, 9. -13. June 2012 + Total Noise Session #3 – Marcus Beuter = umetnost zvoka + v Cirkulaciji 2: Uvod v arduino + Kunst und Brot – Salon des Refusés 2012/1 + 2011 Drevo spoznanja in Hrupni robot v C2 + Platforma za totalno umetnost na MFRU 2011Total art platform at MFRU 2011 + testna verzija: Urbi et Orbi intervencija – v vašem mestu, ko pade noč…trial version: Urbi et Orbi intervention – in your city, when the night comes… + Paralelni svetovi na Metelkovi + Cirkulacija 2 na Sajeti 2011 + Cirkulacija 2 na Svetlobni gverili + 42 let RŠ – platforma RADAR + Redundantne tehnologije – zbiralna akcija + Cirkulacija 2: Space is the Place + Indija v Cirkulaciji >< Cirkulacija v Indiji + 2010 Zvoki Cirkulacije 2 na Novem trgu v Ljubljani + Razširjena Cirkulacija 2 na PixxelpointuExpanded Cirkulacija2 at PixxelPoint + C2_Kiblix_Mfru_Haip : Total Noise Session v Cirkulaciji 2 + Jesenski sadeži Cirkulacije 2 + Social Noise Session + C2 na Paralelnih svetovih na Metelkovi + Cirkulacija 2 na festivalu Sajeta 2010Cirkulacija 2 at Sajeta 2010 + New media drivers feat. 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