Set in an unusual decor, Interview by Daniela Baldelli plays as a symbolic act both for the artist and the Rinomina space. A process within the process, Interview evokes a digestive production result of Baldelli’s ongoing work le(NoN)travail, a continuous archival activity of visual and textual impressions. Over the course of the last two years, the artist has been unpacking physical and digital collections of notations, reflexions, memories that she has been assiduously accumulating over the past twelve years. Diligently logging images encircling her peripheral existence within which the artist plays a number of roles, Daniela Baldelli is ceaselessly scrutinizing the practical meaning of both the state and the function of the artist, of the human, of the woman, of parenting, of working. A polyform result of her research will be visible, through an in situ installation conceived for the space including a video projection, a series of image prints and a publication. Le(Non)travail is of course a protest – a refusal to give that which one is expected to : work commonly assessed as productive. But at the same time, le (NoN)travail is also a refusal to stop – a fabricated abstract machine perpetually feeding off of the force of the intersection space resulting from the customary imposed boundaries of norms.
Interview comes to symbolize and celebrate the expansion of Rinomina with an exhibition proposed by its co-founder*. Set over the course of the renovation works, as much as le(Non)travail is a work in progress itself, Daniela Baldelli intends to translate her sculptural mechanism into the physical transformation of space. The works would be installed on the stripped raw walls and floors, thus initiating a future phase of Rinomina .
Interview is conceived as the result of the research grant awarded to Daniela Baldelli by the Centre national d’art plastiques to support the ongoing production of her work le(Non)travail.
Text: Gabriela Anco