"The Hungriest Eye. The Blossoming of Potential" is the exhibition that will welcomes visitors till 10th of March to the Art Studio, the space that is an integral part of the interactive pathway of “A World of Potential”.
Conceived by Arthur Duff, an artist known internationally for his works related to new technologies and public involvement, "The Hungriest Eye. The Blossoming of Potential" draws inspiration from the extraordinary Japanese woodcuts of the 19th century, depicting fireworks, which fascinated the entire world. Through one of his distinctive languages, the creation of a laser system, the artist creates new, personalised and transient forms and compositions that engage the visitor's thought, potential and eye.
As well as dialoguing with the space for which they were conceived, the works are also an expression of individual potential: visitors can discover their own strengths through “A World of Potential”, the uniqueness of which Duff then restores through a surprising kaleidoscope of light.
A dialogue with and between people that is enriched with a new perspective through the lens of art, to underline the message that everyone has potential and the right to express it.
Arthur Duff explains that: "The Hungriest Eye. The Blossoming of Potential' is an artwork born out of a collaboration with The Human Safety Net. As an artist, it was a unique opportunity to investigate the invisible aspects of art objects as interconnected physical and non-physical systems. The idea is to create collaborative spaces where the audience can actively participate in the creation of the artwork through their own personal experience in its entirety. The involvement of the viewer is integrated into the structure of the artwork and embedded in the home of The Human Safety Net. "The Hungriest Eye. Tha Blossoming of Potential" is a project that examines the relationship between the potential of a work of art and that of each person who visits the Procuratie Vecchie, as an exploration that questions the impact of art on humanity and focuses on objects beyond their simple relationship to human beings."
The exhibition also marks the beginning of a collaboration between The Home of The Human Safety Net and the historian and art critic Luca Massimo Barbero, who will be the curator of the Art Studio for two years.
According to Barbero: "Arthur Duff has created an intimate and visually intense experience that conceptually starts from the history of the visual, the ephemeral and the marvellous, like the great oriental tradition of fireworks. It returns it to the modern world in the centre of St. Mark's Square. In this way, it engages the visitor's eye in what we have to do every day in this extraordinary city and in life. The starving eye is an incisive, if ephemeral, metaphor for the interaction between the eye, us human beings and our potential, and not only perceptive, an echo of the work that The Human Safety Net carries out in its daily activities in 24 countries".