Parasite 2.0 at Operativa Arte Contemporanea, Rome


Operativa Arte Contemporanea will inaugurate The domestic promised land: the desert, the net and the bones (2016), the first solo project by Parasite 2.0 conceived for gallery spaces.

The collective from Milan is back in Rome after the winning experience at YAP 2016. Thanks to this eminent prize, last spring the collective realized in the MAXXI coutryard a great ambiental installation. Now they’re going to present a new work that looks critically at the concept of home, imposing us to rethink about the processes of contemporary life. This project talks about the moments in which man was obliged to change modalities that he used to give form to his habitat: in recent years, there have been discoveries in Ukraine and Holland of remains of what has been defined a “Mammoth Bones House,” clusters of circular-formed habitations, which had been built during that period using bones of Mammoths.
Parasite 2.0′s approach to the concept of “shelter” in the contemporary age: giving shape to a new vision of this “primary artifact” is like narrating and imagining a new phase of anthropization, a new civility and civilization. The house is trasformed in a set design, a fiction in opposition to nature, able to bring us into another world. Can the house still be considered, on one hand, as a private space in the era of the “sharing economy,” and on the other, as the last existing encrypted space? — as the last shelter in an ascetic desert, a place in which one can disconnect from society, where our deepest desires can come true?

Parasite2.0 was founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo. They investigate the status of human habitat from the margins of conventional practice, acting within a hybrid of architecture, art, design and social sciences.

Operativa Arte Contemporanea – Via del Consolato 10, Roma
Opening Friday 7 October 2016, 7pm
7 October 2016 – 30 November  2016