Gilberto Zorio
Hatred 1971

Artwork details

Gilberto Zorio born 1944
Date 1971
Medium Perspex, resin, steel and 3 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Object: 125 x 1113 x 190 mm
image: 340 x 287 mm each
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor 2009
Not on display

Display caption

Zorio made a series of works around the word ‘Odio’, meaning ‘hatred’ in Italian. Here, a Perspex tube is designed to fit around the artist’s head, imprinting the letters onto his forehead. The same word is spelt in metal pins projecting outward at the other end of the tube. The apparatus could be used to brand the word onto someone else’s skin at the same time as the artist’s, in an action that would link their two heads. The three photographs represent another kind of imprinting, as a series of moments in time are preserved in the photographic image.

July 2015

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