From January 27th until March 6th, 2010,  Milan hosts the fourth solo exhibition of Grazia Toderi Orbite Rosse.In Giò Marconi gallery, will be three new series of drawings made of graphite, silver and melted tin, new photo works and two new video projections. For Grazia Toderi the drawings are a vital first step in the preparatory process of making new video works.

Grazia Toderi, Pulse 60xZ, 2009, video projection, loop, dvd

All the works in the exhibition have the same title: Orbite Rosse. Back in 1998, the artist already showed a double video projection called Orbite in the gallery. In Toderiʼs work references to orbits have been constant ever since the beginning of her career: be it the moon that moves around the Earth, the planets that move around the sun, satellites or spaceships that move around planets, or even a football inside a stadium, or the movements of a spinning top on a pavement.
The meaning of the word orbit expands as also the two cavities in our head, with which we construct our image of the world are considered to be orbits. Even traditional representations of the world in cartographies are depicted by two flattened globes, hence orbits. The other constant element in Grazia Toderi’s work is light: the reason why the artist has chosen to make videos and project them is because videos are made out of light, light that becomes apparent when it hits a surface. The video is also a medium that can potentially be broadcasted, through the light itself, simultaneously all over the world.

Grazia Toderi, Orbite Rosse (Red Orbits), 2009, graphite, metals and melted tin on paper

Last but not least, Orbite Rosse is also a reference to the colour of citylights seen by night and from above, and a reference to the undefinable reddish colour that appears when we have our eyelids closed while facing the light – an outside world and an inside world.

Posted on: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 17:26
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