The idea for this project starts from the observation of a symbiosis present in nature between the plant and animal world; the cecide, commonly called galla, it is a malformation of the nature of growths, a kind of plant tumor, that forms on the leaves, on the branches, on the trunk and roots of plants caused by insects, mites or fungi to induce the formation of an incubator where the latter entrust their fate for the new life.
Through the work we want to represent harmony, an interaction between two apparently separate worlds but with a deep bond, an invisible harmony, a knowledge developed over time; a dimension of dialogue expressed with a visual language that produces spectacular protuberances with the most varied shapes and colors. In this subtle relationship the human world appears to be alien to it, tied to a simple judgment in the cause and effect that is established between these two worlds; a man who feels separate, far from imagining the existence of a larger design made up of continuous interdependence between living beings through which nature manifests itself.
“Because the processes of nature make no sense, they only have an inexorable course that we can interrupt, but without being able to avoid the backlash of nature. In fact, there are two subjectivities in us. One that says “I”, my projects, my expectations, my vision of the world full of meaning, and one that says “nature” and interests of the species, for which the fate of the self, his ideas, its scenarios are not of the slightest importance. " (Galimberti)
Luca Cataldo (Ka:lu) is a multidisciplinary artist specialized in the creation of audiovisual installations, great projections, vjing e djing. His works are a blend of images, sound, settings and structures made with different materials such as iron, fabrics, wood. His artistic approach is the result of a learning by doing. Through his work he wants to express and share the achievements and knowledge that everyday life teaches us. His style is always in search of an aesthetic that represents beauty, in close connection with nature, that invites a heterogeneous audience to an immersive experience, articulated in different levels of interpretation.