Giorgio Cardazzo Catalani, Amore e Paura, 2003, wood, gold and silver, 100 x 2 x ∞
Love is the meter of our life, it determines our well-being.
Fear is another meter that follows us through life, it determines our well-being or our illness.
There is a continuous exchange between Love and Fear: the fear of loving and the fear of not receiving love.
Love in this work is represented by gold, turned upwards (above fear), thus towards the sky.
Fear on the other hand, represented by silver, is earthlier and more positioned downwards.
We are anchored to the earth, but our mind pushes upwards, towards the sky, in pursuit of knowledge, towards the whole.
In “Amore e Paura” the distance between one meter and the other is variable: in this case, at the gallery space, the distance between the two is 30 cm but can change. For example, the two meters can be placed in different places, paradoxically 1 meter could be in NYC and 1 meter in Sydney. By modifying the distance, therefore, the meaning changes, depending on how it is positioned.