Have you ever visited Trastevere’s new cultural centre and co-working space OM The Spot? Well, here is a great reason to do so: in December OM The Spot opened to the public in Rome with Perturbing Objectsby Dora Tass, a captivating exhibit of the artists mind-bending holograms, describing them as surrealists would have. In fact, the title is not a coincidence. The pieces on exhibit are all conceptual, and clearly express their own aesthetic, a particular approach to “being alive”: we see them differently according to how we look at them, and how we move around to see them from different angles. They are impressions. We recognize the shape in its entirety because the artist has chosen to create holograms of common objects. Just like hologram, however, these figures lose their sense of concreteness and have an intellectual veil around them which make us visualize them from a different perspective. The secret side of things, veiled by mystery, comes slowly to light for viewers.
Perturbing Objects is almost an anthology, as it exhibits the entire collection of holograms created by the artist in the past few years. A typewriter, a telephone, posters, and letters. It is a journey in the memory of objects which in today’s day and age we don’t use as much, or at all. The interesting characteristic of these works is in “the feeling of magic” they emit. In “recovering” these objects she makes them disappear and exhibits them to the visitor without having to create a concrete form. The artist assembles various pieces to then channel them as something else: from here, her sculptures that appear and disappear,are born.
We live, day after day, through a diminishing of human interaction, of relationships between “things” and Dora Tass shows us this as well through Perturbing Objects. A story filled with invented objects: a modern tale, sentimental and enigmatic, familiar and unknown at the same time… If from one perspective we recognize objects, and from another they appear made up, pure imagination. Dora Tass’ sculptures confuse us and captivate us.
If you want to be captivated as well by unconventional works of art and visit a space which has been home to many important artists, you cannot miss Perturbing Objects!
Perturbing Objects, Om The Spot, cultural space.
Artist: Dora Tass.