Video Installation

For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones


September 5 - November 24, 2019

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the lost of weight of the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.

Keeping a constant tension between material production and the interpretation and transmission of information, For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones aims to question models of thought towards a post anthropocentric understanding of time and history. Questioning the abstract definitions of materials and daily objects which are becoming concepts with the raise of the digital, the installation is centered around a video with sound, and includes a set of sculptural objects made of different materials including sand, silicone and deer bones. 

The video installation can be viewed at the Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection gallery during the visiting hours.

About Nicola Lorini
Nicola Lorini (Como, 1990), lives and works between Milan and London. He studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and product design at Politecnico di Milano and at the Utrecht School of the Arts, The Netherlands. In recent years he has been involved in projects with the Warburg Institute, London; British Museum, London; UAL, London; Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Cold Stories, Rehearsal, Milan, IT; Insonne, Sonnenstube, Lugano, CH; Placido, Dimora Artica, Milan, IT; Stand By Me, Pelagica, Milan, IT; Bonis Bona, Malis Mala, t-space, Milan, IT; Every Me, Adana Archeology Museum, Adana, TR; Take Me Out, 97 Graham Road, London, UK; Metadata, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK; Annihilation Event (prototype), Tate Modern Switch House, London, UK; Taiyr, ex chiesa di San Pietro in Atrio, Como, IT; Complex Topography, Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu, JP.