From Chaos to Harmony

Venezia - 08/04/2022 : 17/07/2022

inaugurazione della sede veneziana della fondazione culturale SUMUS con la sua prima mostra.

Informazioni

  • Luogo: SUMUS LA FUCINA DEL FUTURO
  • Indirizzo: Castello 5063B, 30122 - Venezia - Veneto
  • Quando: dal 08/04/2022 - al 17/07/2022
  • Vernissage: 08/04/2022 ore 18.30
  • Generi: inaugurazione
  • Orari: dal mercoledì al lunedì 11.00 – 19.00

Comunicato stampa

Al via l'8 aprile 2022 presso la Fucina del Futuro l'inaugurazione della sede veneziana della fondazione culturale SUMUS.

The first exhibition of SUMUS, the Venetian branch of the cultural foundation created by Hélène Molinari in 2020 that aims to forge innovative ideas and projects to make Venice an ideal city of the future in the setting of an old blacksmith's workshop, opens on 8 April 2022 at La Fucina del Futuro: "From Chaos to Harmony"



Open to the public from 9 April until 17 July, "From Chaos to Harmony" intends to explore the transformative potential of art thanks to the awakening of consciences through the works of three international artists: VAL - Valérie Goutard, Sébastien Lilli and Brigitte Moreau Serre.

The exhibition is based on the rich symbology behind the number 7: it evokes the progressive scale, the degrees of consciousness, the 7 skies and the 7 stages of the journey of initiation. As science and quantum physics remind us, the universe is also not limited to the four dimensions we know and live our daily life in, but also includes 7 dimensions that carry energy and information.

The three artists in the show will offer us three different and complementary illustrations that address the heart, mind and body in which the number 7 recurs: VAL - Valérie Goutard with her avant-garde sculpture in 7 scenes entitled "From Chaos to Wisdom"; Sébastien Lilli with 7 videos extracted from his saga "From Chaos to Harmony"; and finally Brigitte Moreau Serre with her 7 sensory experiments.

VAL's sculpture is the 1:5 scale version of her masterpiece "From Chaos to Wisdom" that VAL sculpted before embarking on the challenge of enlarging this monumental sculpture up to a length of 36 meters – being installed on a hill overlooking the city of Taichung in Taiwan and becoming one of the largest contemporary bronze sculptures in the world.
VAL describes the inner and philosophical journey that an individual must take to move from the chaos of his subconscious to the wisdom of the state of consciousness through seven scenes: The Chaos: where an individual is submerged by mental and physical structures. It is a world in which the individual feels obsolete and tries to understand in order to face it; Crossing the ordeal: the structures organize themselves and the individual manages to relate to their environment; Hide and Seek: what we are looking for. The individual goes on and plays hide and seek with life to avoid confronting his thoughts; A Forest: a dense forest in the middle of which the image of oneself appears; Introspection: with the help of an Angkorian temple structure, the individual walks, evaluates the scale of everything around them, what they are, and walks towards peace and purity; The Gates of Freedom: suddenly the environment is organized and the right path is revealed; Wisdom: There, higher up, peace is at the end of acquired purity.

After over 5 years spent writing and filming, Sébastien Lilli offers us with the documentary "From Chaos to Harmony" a reading of the fundamental laws of life, a journey of the soul that invites us to understand our world, our Universe, the Nature and Ourselves ... and asking ourselves how we got to where we are.

Brigitte Moreau Serre's 7 sensory experiments illustrate the philosophical path and development of her work as a painter-sculptress with a foray into the digital world, up to a contemplative immersion. "The Expansion of Consciousness" by Brigitte Moreau Serre was inspired by her philosophical depth, by her idealism of wanting through art, to help humanity evolve towards a benevolent consciousness of the cosmos, nature and human beings, in perfect osmosis with the objectives carried out by SUMUS.

Orchestrated by Rachel Seddoh, who questions interdisciplinarity through her creative practice, the curatorship was oriented on the transposition of the works thanks to the participation of Judith Guez, curator of digital art. The dynamic of creative research that underlies the artistic direction is focused on the relationship with space through a free wandering of the viewer who will experience their own perception of the works, in line with recent cognitive science works on the bodily origin of our own consciousness.
The result is a variation of visual sounds and sound images in relation to the paintings, drawings and sculptures of Brigitte Moreau Serre. A series of perceptive tools is set in motion: augmented reality, immersive sound, rhythmic universe, 3D animation, a holographic system, a fractal video, variations of lights to set up a perceptible space.

The exhibition "From Chaos to Harmony" will be followed by a dense and diversified series of vital and cultural activities on agricolture, education, health, environment, nutrition, technology, crafts that SUMUS is developing to collaborate and exchange with residents and stakeholders operating in the Venetian archipelago. With this first project Sumus clearly shows its intention to facilitate the opening of our conscience to create a new paradigm of harmony with existence, in which Venice has the key role of forge of the new world.


Fondato nel 2020, SUMUS La Fucina del Futuro darà forma a idee e progetti innovativi con l'obiettivo di rendere Venezia una città ideale del futuro.



Il progetto nasce dalla mente visionaria di Hélène Molinari che vede in Venezia un modello paradigmatico per il ripensamento di tutte le città e comunità a venire: «Vedo nel futuro una Venezia viva, gioiosa e radiosa, portatrice di luce e di coscienza per per l'umanità e per il mondo! Una Venezia unificante, che diventerà il faro del mondo, la testimonianza, il simbolo di un nuovo paradigma che dovremo costruire insieme».



Nella cornice di un'antica bottega fabbrile caduta in disuso da oltre vent'anni, La Fucina del Futuro sarà allo stesso tempo un "think and do tank" e un luogo apolitico ed ecumenico, dedicato al risveglio delle coscienze e l'emergere di una nuova economia duratura e inclusiva attraverso la creazione di uno spazio di incontro per cittadini veneziani e del mondo che intendo dedicarsi insieme a nuovi progetti.



In un momento storico in cui l'umanità sembra essere vittima di se stessa e delle conseguenze disastrose delle sue azioni – il cambiamento climatico, il declino della biodiversità, l'inquinamento, la morte degli oceani e ultimamente la guerra – l'urgenza di spostarsi dal caos all'armonia, dalla guerra alla pace, dalla paura all'empatia si fa più impellente che mai.


Il primo progetto ad inaugurare il programma della Fucina del Futuro è appunto la mostra “Dal Caos all'Armonia” (From Chaos to Harmony) con gli artisti VAL - Valérie Goutard, Sébastien Lilli e Brigitte Moreau Serre, visitabile dal 9 aprile al 17 luglio, 2022.

In perfetto parallelo col passaggio suggerito dalla mostra – dal caos all'armonia – la Fucina è ora essa stessa in uno stato di “caos” e chiuderà dopo la mostra per subire una profonda ristrutturazione e finalmente riaprire in uno stato di “armonia” a gennaio 2023.


La mostra “Dal Caos all'Armonia” sarà seguita da una fitta e diversificata serie di attività culturali e legate al vivere - su educazione, salute, ambiente, alimentazione, tecnologia, artigianato - che SUMUS sta sviluppando in collaborazione con gli attori operanti nell'arcipelago veneziano per co-costruire un nuovo paradigma in armonia con l'esistenza.