SANTIAGO TACCETTI: SMOKE & MIRRORS/NOTHING TO SEE HERE
PRESS RELEASE / SPRING 2012
Black & White Project Space, Brooklyn, NY is proud to feature a dramatic site-specific installation “Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here” by the Berlin-based Argentinean artist Santiago Taccetti.
Integrating with the Black & White Project Space’s architecture, the simple plastic structure lit from inside and filled with smoke will occupy the outdoor gallery revealing itself as an illusion on closer inspection. The illusion of entering an area clearly defined by four walls is broken as soon as the observer enters the brightly lit cube triggering the smoke machine. What is to be experienced is the infinite space without any clear distinction between the inner and outer spaces.
Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here installation masterly plays with the observer’s illusion by incorporating materials such as smoke machine, fluorescent lights and reflective PLEXI panels that confront observers with themselves. The world according to Santiago Taccetti is disorienting with no clear boundaries separating the inner and outer worlds.
Santiago Taccetti is a recipient of Black & White Project Space Winter 2012 Artist-in-Residency Award, the semi-annual accolade presented to artists working in the field of site-specific installations.