Art Artwork from Italy. Published by anonymous on Wednesday 05 June 2013.


Under the Patronage of the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea Press Release has the profound power of the myth the idea of bringing a new state in Venice, one of the largest on the planet, the Garbage Patch State, or l ' vast state of Rubbish. still No map indicates.

The satellite measurements fail to delimit the precise boundaries, has an area that, according to the survey, covers sixteenmillion km ².

It is a state that stands out, yet it is very dangerous for the environment and in perspective – a perspective in short, what are short food chains that combine the fish man – also for each of us.

It is the State of GARBAGE PATCH designed by Maria Cristina Finucci to summarize in a simple picture instead of the complex phenomenon of the islands of plastic floating in the oceans.

The idea comes in the context of Wasteland, the complex work in which the artist has been working for many Italian months, an art project that consists of several interventions: achievements of videos, images and much more.

Its beginning was in Paris, on April 11 last year: during a performance-installation that took place at the headquarters of the ’ UNESCO, where it was enshrined in the institutional recognition, even if only symbolic, the new Federal State, in the ’Year of Water.

Garbage Patch The State has its own constitution as well as a national flag: a blue background transparent as the sea, populated by vortices red, such as those on the Pacific – but also in the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic – have channeled and gathered the waste brought by rivers or unloaded from ships.

Garbage Patch the State will be in Venice, to coincide with the Biennale d ’ art, from June to November. To host it will be, not surprisingly, the University Ca ’Foscari in its historic location on the Grand Canal.

The Venice University, which is developing for some years already prestigious exhibition initiatives, it is also the certified reference point for Italian university policies respect for the environment, as evidenced by the annual ranking of GreenMetric, drawn from Universitas Indonesia, on universities sustainable.

Finucci Maria Cristina, in Venice for the representation of the new state, he has devised a specific installation consisting of a pavilion consists of two cubes and a bunch of colorful plastic caps entangled nets red coming out of the small building, to pierce the Grand Canal; metaphor and image of the overflow of plastic waste in all the seas and oceans of the planet.

Allusion to the irrepressible growth of the Garbage Patch with his energy made ​​of plastic, which comes to life and turns into a sort of beast-looking, but evil. Within the larger cube, the video-opera “Inside”, projected at 360 °, give the viewer the feeling of being immersed in the “plastic soup.”

Sponsored by the Ministry of Environment Wasteland is a work designed to raise awareness the world around a problem that is growing by the minute and it is immense.

Finucci does not intend to demonize plastic, now irreplaceable, however, wants to reflect on the use to which it is infamous as opposed to its value not generally recognized.

Finucci Maria Cristina’s work draws on the strength of the myth that she herself wanted to create , turning those huge bubbling ectoplasm waste of human stupidity – Today colossal non-places – worlds alive.

To populate them, by choice of the artist, the characters are told by students of Ca ’Foscari.

The mythology of the GPS is published on the site

In fact, in these lands toxic, fish, marine mammals and sea gulls are all poisoned and deformed by plastic. Instead the new populations created by the artist and the students are formed by special intelligent creatures, citizens aware of their new state which give rules, where each inhabitant has for its weight.

People who speak a babel of languages ​​infinite, how many nations they come from, who are all of no sex, masters of living for the moment, but with the awareness of being almost eternal, like the garbage plastic.

Even the work in the artist’s will, is of all: anyone in fact, on the Facebook page Garbage Patch State, will become protagonist of this Collective action, feeling responsible citizen of a state that belongs to us objectively also being formed from plastic bags, from broken toys from balloons forgotten by all of us.

The pavilion is just one of the moments of the artist whose mission is to ally the art environment, to sensitize all of us through the power of the artistic language of such an important issue, given that art can touch the strings that pure scientific information is hard to resonate. During the month of October, Maria Cristina Finucci Wasteland continue with an installation in the square of the MAXXI in Rome, a project promoted by MAXXI in collaboration with the Educational Master in Exhibit Public & Design at the University of Rome La Sapienza. It ’also planning a collaboration with the University of Rome that has already helped provide the plastic caps used for installations. And more, as a mission in the Atlantic. Finucci The draft Maria Cristina does not end then only in the production of sculptures, videos or installations, but consists of a path of relationships and behaviors and what they produce in terms of intellectual involvement, as well as emotional individuals. An Art Project viral, in short, that takes place over time and also includes an immaterial aspect of making art. A mode that collects the demands of society by relating to it, to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon in question. The essential precondition for any effective change. Biography – Finucci Maria Cristina Maria Cristina Finucci (Lucca 1956) began his career as an architect in 1981. During his career he lives and works in New York, Paris, Brussels, Moscow and Rome. Currently lives in Madrid. His works made ​​in various countries is published in magazines and books and itself has collaborated with the magazine Controspazio matches abroad. In 2009 begins an intense artistic activity, with the creation of sculptures that allow an exploration of multi-dimensional. In May 2010, the museum Lucca Lucca Center for Contemporary Art hosts a solo entitled Paradigms in which, among other works also included a video projection and an installation site-specific. In his research, articulated in multiple directions, Maria Cristina Finucci turns his investigation to the world of performance and artistic body creating in 2011 a re-performance and a photographic project entitled Living Restraint inspired to work performative Matthew Barney, presented in March 2011 at an Exhibition Day organized by the artist in his workshop in Rome and later exhibited at the Istanbul Art Fair 2011. At the same time working with the Progress Gallery in Belgrade for whom he designed a video projected on a wall 20 meters long, not yet displayed to the public, with which begins the work on the perception of reality in two dimensions and the possibility to work on the musical score as the images, making a decomposition and recomposition of time to produce a hypnotic effect and liberation from the constraints of perception. This is one of the central themes of his research and his plan Trueman, a post-production audio-video presented in an exhibition, in December 2011, in the exhibition space of the offices of Baker & McKenzie Monaco of Bavaria. The artist is currently in the process of video production manipulation of the film Tron Legacy. It ’also engaged in the artistic project and environmental Wasteland. Opening hours: from 10 to 18. Closed on Tuesdays. From Monday, September 16: Open from Monday to Friday (with hours 10.00/18.00) Saturday (with hours 10.00/13.45) For information: University Ca ’Foscari University of Venice – Communications Service Tel: 041. 234 8368 Email: In collaboration with Press Office: Studio ESSECI – Sergio Campagnolo. Tel 049 663499, e-mail:

Venice, Ca ’Foscari
From 29 May to 24 November 2013