Overwriting by ©Steve Piccolo
Harry Bertoia 1976 – Harry Bertoia behind one of his tall Sonambient sculptures in the Bally shop circa 1976.
THE INNER WORLD IS AS IMMENSE AS THE COSMOS OUTSIDE.
A GOOD CHAIR… IS ALMOST LIKE WEARING A COMFORTABLE COAT; YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW YOU HAVE IT ON.
Harry Bertoia’s Shop 1960s – Harry Bertoia with samples of his sculpture in the early 1960s; his favorite photo of himself.
IF YOU LOOK AT THESE CHAIRS THEY ARE MAINLY MADE OF AIR, LIKE SCULPTURE. SPACE PASSES RIGHT THROUGH THEM.
I HAVE A GUT FEELING THAT AWARENESS OF THE MIRACLE OF LIFE IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE.
Solway Gallery 1960s – A collage reminiscent of tonal and gong sculpture
made by Harry Bertoia in the 1960s.
BY MERGING WITH THE RHYTHMIC FLOW, THE ARTIST-MYSTIC WHO PRIZES STILLNESS IS RESERVED IN SPEECH, IS WITHOUT DESIRE FOR PERSONAL SUCCESS, GRASPS THE INWARD ESSENCE DISREGARDING THE OUTWARD LOOK.
Sonambient Barn 2013 – The Sonambient Barn, created by Harry Bertoia, with about 100 sculptures as seen in 2013 before it was dismantled to transfer to a museum.
MAN IS NOT IMPORTANT. HUMANITY IS WHAT COUNTS, TO WHICH I FEEL I HAVE GIVEN MY CONTRIBUTION. HUMANITY SHALL CONTINUE WITHOUT ME, BUT I AM NOT GOING AWAY – I’M NOT LEAVING YOU. EVERY TIME YOU SEE SOME TREETOPS MOVING IN THE WIND, YOU WILL THINK OF ME, OR IF YOU SEE SOME BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS, YOU WILL THINK OF ME.
a cura/curated by Sergio Armaroli & Steve Piccolo
with Marc Kalinka
Milan Design Week 2019 @ ERRATUM
9-14 April 2019
BRICOSONORO (NO TASTE)
DIY sonic-tactile-visual-olfactory sculptures
by Sergio Armaroli, Marc Kalinka and Steve Piccolo
a tribute to Harry Bertoia
including a chair, a sculpture and a film by Bertoia himself
listening: Bertoia remixes by Sergio Armaroli and Steve Piccolo
curated by Sergio Armaroli and Steve Piccolo
works in show:
Harry Bertoia: Table Tonal II #71
Sergio Armaroli: cloud rattle, column rattle
Marc Kalinka: maze gong
Steve Piccolo: find the spot (1-4)