Gaia Dallera Ferrario
Technique: Glass - original art - sculpture - from Italy - shipping included
Height: 70 cm
Width: 70 cm
Faceblock. Installation. Glass / wood (75x75x40cm) "Faceblock" is the representation of Facebook's icon profile automatically assigned to any new user. The material, Murano glass, expresses the fragility of the individual within the network, opposed to a solid appearance and shining. The surface, treated mirror, reflects the face of those who observe the installation, deforming on the work itself. Through the reflection "Faceblock" transforms the passage of the audience in images that flatt the differences according to a fixed pattern. It expresses metaphorically the portrait of the mass of users which, under the illusion of affirming their personality in the network, use a serial and impersonal image of themself. "Faceblock" was made on the Murano island, in the prestigious Adriano Berengo furnace which has a long experience at the service of the bravest artists from around the world.