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A futura memoria

jesmonite
2018

“Laura Pugno, always interested in investigating the indefinite nature of the landscape, chooses to start her own personal archive of the snow. A futura memoria (2018) is a vision, an image that anticipates what we will see when snow will no longer exist. The artist has made casts of snow, as if to render eternal what for anthropogenic forces is subject to ever greater vulnerability. The presence of snow on polar ice is fundamental for the albedo, that is the portion of the incoming solar radiation that is directly reflected in space. With an inevitable reference to the phenomenon of melting glaciers, the small sculptures, illuminated by the multicolor reflections of the polymaterial film on which they are supported, seem to already belong to a cabinet of curiosities of the near future. In the dialogue between organic nature and hightech matter, the work highlights in a visionary way the outcome of the over-exploitation of the fragile water resources by today’s technologically advanced society.
Andrea Lerda


Post-Water, curated by Andrea Lerda︎︎ 
Museo Montagna Turin

text by Matteo Meschiari︎︎