(1) How long have you been making installations?
Sala 1 began with installations and sculpture in 1970.
Our founder, Tito, a priest/sculptor - has always favored this. Since our space is an ex-church, installations work best.
Installation is unique in that it is done for a specific architectural and artistis situation and there is no limit. The fact, that often it doesn't exist after the end of the exhibition, is also interesting. There is also the context of size and intellectual complexity as well as use of materials that is often unique.
Many of our installations were so extensive and complicated that it would be hard to choose. Perhaps Kawamata's baroque work for our space or Bosset's pressurized serranda... Joel Hubaut's sound installation using thousands of found objects, flour, and 6 altars featuring Italian coffee machines - to name a few. Smallest would be Claudio Massini's tiny brick works that were literally hidden in the space.
Sure, but we haven't found it yet.
Environment should be the most important aspect of an installation.
We've tried this and it doesn't really work. In the end, the work is dismantled and destroyed.
Too difficult to answer here.
Can't answer that.
Sala 1 / Mary Angela SCHROTH (I)