Terre in Vista


Andrea Morucchio Installation
>>> MUPA Museo del Paesaggio/Landscape Museum, Torre di Mosto, Venezia
Since October 2014
Terre in Vista installation work consists of eight printed panels whose overall size is 16x1.2 meters. It is part of Dialoghi Celesti / Celestial Dialogues, an initiative promoted by the Landscape Museum which entrusts an artist with the composition of a work that expresses a dialogue between earth and sky exposed outside the Museum in a space suspended between the two buildings that compose it. Morucchio has developed a project in which the role of photography becomes only the initial element of a more complex creative process.Some landscape shots of the countryside surrounding the Museum through their multiplication and specular rearrangement have turned into a series of abstract visions.

From Spring to Winter, Morucchio has photographed a multiplicity of landscapes around the Boccafossa Museum: plowed and naked fields, fields full of grass, fields with rows of buds and newborn plants;perspectives of flat surfaces pushed to the distant horizon, cut by very straight lines of ditches, by rows of trees and artificial rows of light poles; then the silvery ribbons of canals and the two rivers Brian and Livenza.

"An atlas of visual perceptions emerged. The land of Boccafossa is a landscape of geometric entities. These preside over his subjects and govern its whims and forms; but also, on the other hand, the earth of man seems to order itself almost in a delirium of geometries, of abstract perfections: that someone can extract and abstract from its surfaces. Extracting the spatial and colorful ideas of this landscape and their lively combination, making these image essences, is the substance of Morucchio's research. To get to the suspended installation that we see today, he followed a complex process: he leaned over the ground, paying attention to his genius loci, lying on his face surface, confused in it." [Giorgio Baldo]