Senza titolo (Cavi), 2019
A segment of underwater cable used for data transmission, that once connected the locality of Cuma, near Naples, with the island of Ischia, hangs in the space looking organic and zoomorphic. While researching the context for this exhibition, Andreotta Calò investigated certain aspects of the history of Pirelli, in particular the production of underwater cables, which, in the artist’s symbolic world, become the emblem of everything submerged.
During the months before the exhibition, when the chance presented itself to recover a damaged section of cable from the seabed during a maintenance operation, Andreotta Calò decided to include this element in the show. Like other works, Senza titolo (Cavi) [Untitled (Cables)]—long and cylindrical like Carotaggi—attests the energy that flows deep underground. Its presence expresses the concept of the transmission of information between distant places, ideally creating an element of connection between the geographical locations suggested in the exhibition and the works.