white porcelain, plastic strings, metal plumb bobs
Crooked Incline is based on a historical event that happened in 1943 and changed the architectural structure of the building where the show is installed. During WWII, the Allied Forces dropped a bomb next to the building. The bomb didn't explode, but damaged the building and tilted it on one side. The perceivable incline creates a slight disorientation in people who enter the room. The installation is therefore based on this sense of instability and transforms the exhibition space into a room "damaged" by the war, both in a physical and metaphorical sense.
To represent it, MDR used 100 handmade white porcelain elements, shaped as plumb lines and suspended form the ceiling. The plummets, whose shape resembles that of the missiles, distort even more the perception of space, resulting in an accentuated experience of disorientation, limitation and anomaly for the visitors. The sculptural elements in the room are located according to a drawing on the ceailing, which illustrates tactical air zones based on a military low flying chart of the Sicilian airspace.
The installation is part of Cassata Drone, a three person show curated by G. Rendina, involving MDR; Raqs Media Collective and Stefano Cagol.