New video and photographic work by Grazia Toderi.
The double projection work Rosso Babele (Red Babel) will be exhibited in the main gallery. Both sides of the diptych represent the Rosso Babele, a fictitious location fabricated from a multitude of superimposed and layered images of urban views, creating an eerie city landscape, an indistinct place, which consists of reddish matter that swarms with lights. Toderi calls this distinct colour of the works 'Babel Red', describing the tone that shines from the sodium vapour lamps that illuminate streets at night. The tone also prompts profound associations, creating the atmosphere of a contemporary Hades.
Central in both images is the Tower of Babel. The tower rises and falls continually, building up and being destroyed in a never-ending cycle. This is a modern Tower of Babel, which is intertwined with a multitude of indistinct cities, where increasingly the profound meaning of language fluctuates between growth, multiplication and destruction, between an excess of information and an impoverished message.