Alessandro Di Pietro at La Plage, Paris

Installation view, Alessandro di Pietro, Towards Orion: Stories from the backseat, La Plage, Paris, 2017
Photo courtesy: Aurélien Mole

 

Towards Orion: Stories from the backseat is Alessandro di Pietro’s first solo show at La Plage in Paris. The exhibition runs until 30 June 2017.

I write expecting something other than this text. I desire a text that never fails to convince, that makes your head spin with its sophistication. I desire a voice that is devoid of shortcomings, a voice that is ultimately only mine. This desire is directed primarily at myself or the image of myself as a plural subject, inevitably plagued by expectations, plural; in its expansiveness always inadequate.

It is mid-spring, early morning, “Franny is listening to a program on wolves. I say to her, Would you like to be a wolf? She answers haughtily, How stupid, you can’t be one wolf, you’re always eight or nine, six or seven. Not six or seven wolves all by yourself all at once, but one wolf among others, with five or six others.”*

*Deleuze, Gilles, Guattari, Félix, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, trans. Brian Massumi (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005), 29

Alessandro Di Pietro, Real mirror, 2017
Metal sheet, Mirror (fumé), uv print on film, led
14x100x6 cm
Photo courtesy: Aurélien Mole

 

Alessandro Di Pietro, The Sleeper, 2017
Metal sheet, mirror (fumé), uv print on film, led
14x50x6 cm
Photo credits Aurélien Mole

 

Installation view, Towards Orion: Alessandro Di Pietro, Stories from the backseat, La Plage, Paris, 2017
Photo courtesy: Aurélien Mole

 

detail, Towards Orion: Alessandro Di Pietro, Stories from the backseat, La Plage, Paris, 2017
Moquette, black blue, neoprene, nylon Leopard 15
Photo courtesy: Aurélien Mole

 

Alessandro Di Pietro, Real mirror, (detail) 2017
Metal sheet, mirror (fumé), uv print on film, led
14x100x6 cm
Photo courtesy: Aurélien Mole

 

Alessandro Di Pietro, Real mirror, (detail) 2017
Metal sheet, mirror (fumé), uv print on film, led
14x100x6 cm
Photo courtesy: Aurélien Mole

 

Alessandro Di Pietro, The Sleeper, 2017
Metal sheet, mirror (fumé), uv print on film, led
14x50x6 cm
Photo courtesy: Aurélien Mole

 

La Plage, Paris – 25 blvd Saint-Martin – 75003 Paris
24 May – 30 June 2017