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Luca Patella, whose “transformational”
works were shown at L’Attico in 1968, made 16 mm films closely
related to Arte Povera, including “SKMP2”, 1968 (..)”; and “Terra
animata” (Animated land), 1967: in this performance, conceived
and filmed by Luca Patella, the photography of a ploughed field
was mapped by two people using a long white tape. During this
process of measuring, lines and angles were formed by the tape,
indicating the differing shapes of the landscape.The movement
of the human body in relation to the environment was also part
of mapping the land. (..) Far from treating the film as a simple
method of documenting the performance, Patella saw it as a composition
of signs, and went on to make several photographic enlargements
on canvas from the film.
Carolyn C. Bakargiev, ’99
( selection by A.