EXCULPATIO Entering the Void Reflections upon the unsustainability of sustainability.
Exculpatio by nomad. + Global R&D Cemex is a silent demonstration and a sculptural space simultaneously hosted at Giardini della Marinaressa in Venice, Italy and Global R&D Cemex Headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland. It is part of the Exhibition “PERSONAL STRUCTURES” curated by the European Cultural Centre during the Venice Biennale 2022.
Exculpatio has been morphing for three years reflecting upon the unsustainability of sustainability culminating its journey with a crowdsourced transportation performance in Italy, that symbolically assembled piece by piece two rectangular monoliths in Switzerland. The ritualistic construction enabled the deliberate materialization of the empty space between the walls to gradually arise until the void emerged as a pulsating uncomfortable dimension.
Exculpatio stands in Switzerland as two intimately opposed monumental concrete blocks fractured into eighty pixels. The crevice between these three meters high totems poses an urgency to enter a burned transcendent landscape, a fossil of life.
In Italy, Exculpatio presents its ultra-light concrete pixels in an ever-changing impromptu arrangement metaphorically opening the conversation and inviting individuals to take action.