Exhibition: 24.09. – 30.11.07
In co-operation with the EURAC-Institute for Public Management.
Curators: Annelie Bortolotti and Letizia Ragaglia
Curatorial text in german or italian
A huge neon hour glass glows on the side of the EURAC tower overlooking
the road. However, instead of the expected grains of sand running through its
neck, there are ever changing light signals, creating the illusion of the
inexorable passing of time.
Time is the seed money given to each one of us at birth. To make
sensible and efficient use of this has become the categorical imperative of our
times. We are constantly striving, as never before, to rationalise our use of
time and yet all we can do is to watch it run away from us. The artist Carla
Cadinaletti worked with Sara Boscolo from the EURAC Institute for Public
Management, which has a brief for updating public administration, to develop
materials for the exhibition entitled Capitale
Initiale (“Starting Capital”, or “Seed Money”). This ever “moving” but in
reality only “virtual” hour glass, reminding us of the transience of life, is
contrasted with a “genuine” sand glass inside the building. This one is filled
with blue granules, but it is lying on its side on a pedestal. Time is standing
still. In this position, the sand glass is reminiscent of the Moebius strip, a
band with only one side, or the symbol ∞ signifying infinity.