Carotaggi, 2016

Author: Giorgio Andreotta Calò

Volcanic stone, coal and steel.

This work forms part of a series begun by Andreotta Calò in 2014. The term comes from the spheres of mining and geology, describing the extraction of rock samples from underground via a hollow drill in order to analyse their physical and chemical properties. The extractions were carried out in the area of Sulcis-Iglesiente, Sardinia and the Venetian lagoon. That is how a process of reflection upon the transformation of matter began The layers of material brought to light reflect geological eras from underground: limestone, volcanic rock, basalt, coal...the carotaggi (core samples) are found in metal semi-cylinders. The artist reorganises sculptures spread out on the ground, reconstructing their original stratigraphic location in a longitudinal position.