'A peacock, evocative iconographic pretext, is the starting point for Maria Teresa Ortoleva's installation Imaginative Structure No.2 (The peacock model) . A variety of versions of this subject, taken from across the social media, have been printed on a sheet of organza that, from a raised support, lays softly down onto the floor. In this way, a profusion of non-conciding yet interweaving images is generated, just as with the free associations of the mind or when surfing the web. The model of its development is a tree diagram, its structure being illustrated by a drawing on the wall. The happily cahotic accumulation of heterogeneous versions of a same subject celebrates the freedom and fecundity of imagination. And it appears to point an alternative to the predetermined associations to which internet users are exposed. '

(Stefano Castelli)

Finalist artwork at Premio Cairo 2017. Installation view at Palazzo Reale Milano.


Digital print on organza (1/1), brass and drawing (ink and stickers on cardboard)
Variable dimensions