Stare scomodi per essere 
Seat, footrest and handrest made of concrete, marble and recycled stones
Seat dimensions: 33 x 23 x6 cm
Footrests dimensions: 64 x 43 x 10 cm
Handrests dimensions: 44 x 24 x 6 cm
February 2022
Milan




The first part is a sculptural seat made of concrete and recycled stones that has the purpose to remind that is important being phisically uncomfortable sometimes, because this generates attention and mental ferment as a consequence. The seat has also the aim of remembering that is fundamental to let the world leave his sign on us because we are the fossil body, what is marked by external influences those makes a life. 

The second part is made by foorests and handrests. Their original aim is to make feet and hands comfortable, but in the artist’s work they become discomfort devices. In Lucrezia’s practice being uncomfortable and provoking the physical discomfort through these objects (she already realized a concrete seat in 2021) are just some of the ways she found out to avoid the excessive comfort the society put us in. Being lulled too much is misleading and tends to crush attention and feelings.

These devices are useful to remind people that being uncomfortable is the only certainty we have in order to have a future on this planet.

Mundus patet. The world is opening.
It welcomes the signs of the passage.
Fossils coming from far away.
But the world also leaves a permanent sign. Fingerspitzengefuhl.
Bandkeramiker created holes in the ground at home.
Hands, fundament and feet’s sensitiveness in important. But it’s gone.
The eye doesn’t see forever.
The memory neither, it fails.
Time makes everything decadent.
But experience remains signed somewhere.
And when the eye forgets.
And when the body forgets.
A memento is useful.
It’s useful to let the world leaves a sign on us.
We are the fossil body.



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