** My Ruhr Residence farewell event on Wednesday 9 November at Kunsthaus Essen was the occasion for a first screening of the Ruhr artworks for the public and also for a revelation for me. The…
RETURN: Stefano Cagol
STEFANO CAGOL: NEW EXPERIMENTS ON VACUA
Stefano Cagol (born 1969 in Trento, ITA) commits himself to video and photographical works, to installation as well as performance art dealing with the visualization of the invisible. Often, the audience becomes a part of this, mostly interdisciplinary, process.
In 2014, Cagol already visited the Ruhr region within the frameworks of the VISIT scholarship of RWE (nowadays: innogy) and started to experiment with the possibilities to transform energy into artistic works. With the use of electronic devices, which are perceived as cold and neutral, he tries to produce poetic outcomes. In 2014 he therefore made use of an infrared camera. He is interested in the large-scale extension of the underground system of Essen, whereat above and below are to be seen as a metaphor for the known and the unknown.
Website of Stefano Cagol
Working on a detail to address a universal concept. Stimulated to develop a project related to the Ruhr area, I realized a new work, in some parts allegorical and elsewhere abstracted from context. So much…