© Simon Perathoner

© Simon Perathoner

SIMON PERATHONER

 

*1984, Bressanone (I)
Lives and works in Ortisei (I)

F1
Tautology, 2018
240 x 200 x 50 cm
Waterjet cut characters (190 x 35 x 10 cm, 116kg) in Dolomite stone, 
shuttering panels, shoring props 

 

His new work for the Biennale Gherdëina, Tautology is a particular kind of portraiture. The artist cuts in the Dolomites’ stone the scientific formula the mountains are designated by, thus overlapping a variety of languages the subject matter has been written by. The visual and the semantic collide, so the material as well as a site-specific aspect of a newly created work, displayed in a picturesque and sublime landscape of the Dolomite’s Sassolungo. Echoing the artistic practice of Arte Povera, or conceptual approach of Josef Kosuth, Perathoner negotiates the meaning and the semantics of the representation through a spatial and temporal vertigo of his work.