|The FONDAZIONE PRADA presents a new exhibition project “Whether Line” conceived by Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin. Commissioned by the Foundation, the large multimedia installation by Fitch and Trecartin is the first result of a creative process, started in the end of 2016, through which the two artists explore the concept of a “new” Promised Land and the instability of territorial appropriations.
Fitch and Trecartin conceived the structure of a new film as a “bewitched” map: a place with its own law and a constellation of permanent buildings including a large rural building, an artificial river called the “Lazy River” and a watchtower in the middle of a forest, occupied by a cast of characters who are both active and passive subjects on the map. The artists modify these spaces through dislocations of time and memory to explore the notions of frontier and psycho-sociological, physical and existential limit.
|Conceived for the Podium, the Deposito and the outdoor spaces of Fondazione Prada, the exhibition is an immersive intervention in which visitors are free to move between buildings that suggest both action and containment, an active state of limbo. Sound and visual echoes of nature and everyday life are combined with distortions of familiar spaces such as amusement parks, farms and fortifications, expanding the narrative content of the film.
Fitch and Trecartin’s new work explores the desire to escape and the pervasiveness of systems and technologies that interconnect us.