Deep site – Luca Coclite
curated by Alice Caracciolo
15 May – 15 July 2021
linea, via D’Annunzio 77, Lecce
linea opens its spaces on May 15, 2021, with the solo exhibition of the Salento artist Luca Coclite, which will focus on some recurring themes of his research or the study of the relationship between virtuality and real experience in the landscape in architecture. The works on show will have a common denominator based on the concepts of metamorphosis, temporality and disappearance; there will also be a publication, realized on the occasion of the exhibition and printed in an edition of 30 copies.
“Loop temporali con didascalia, abitazioni telescopiche che scalano il cielo, piramidi, case-tombe, pietre-piedistallo per falchi e civette, simboli e segnali da decifrare di luoghi in cui l’uomo era alla perenne ricerca del legame tra mondo spirituale e mondo naturale. Deep Site comprende una serie di miei lavori video, fotografci e scultorei, che hanno come soggetto architetture, simboli, messaggi dal mondo rurale e ruderi –
pseudo reali – potenziati digitalmente. Questi lavori sono perlopiù ritratti modifcati di strutture architettoniche in declino, prossime alla dissoluzione e inserite in luoghi paesaggistici che hanno smarrito le fattezze originarie e che ciò nonostante continuano a esercitare il loro potenziale simbolico e rappresentativo nella rete web” (Luca Coclite).
The artistic research of Luca Coclite (1981, Gagliano del Capo, LE, IT) focuses on the analysis of the contemporary image related to landscape and architecture, as a ground on which to investigate various sociological factors that arise. For several years he has been observing the transformation of the territories, the surroundings and with it the contradictions inherent in the political and social aspects. For his works he uses different visual languages, preferring drawing, photography and video. The latter, in the specifics, formalized in environmental installations, is a means that allows him to combine different scenarios where materiality and immateriality meet.
Over the years he has taken part in several national and international residency programs, in 2017 he won the scholarship of – NCTM and L’Arte – which allows him to develop a research project at Experimental Intermedia in New York. His work has been exhibited in several foundations and museums such as the National Gallery in Rome and the Fondazione del Monte in Bologna. In recent years he has collaborated and co-founded several art and curatorial projects, including Ramdom and Casa a Mare, which have allowed him to deepen his study of places in relation to artistic practices. In 2018 he co-founded, together with Laura Perrone, studioconcreto.