Rosanna Albertini


Common sense says that we only see what we know. Giuliana Cunéaz invites us to the opposite journey and brings us, at least in our imagination, to a living universe out of the reach of our perception, a realm of infinite transformations and a variety of forms. She wonders about the natural ‘thinking’ that seems to have been designed for the shell, bark or minerals’ inner architecture: a living world that doesn’t need humans to exist. Although supported by numbers and programs, artificial life doesn’t cease to be human. It’s our brain trying to approach, to understand the admirable quality of natural artifacts. Landscapes suggested by microscopic photographs and nanotechnologies gave to my artist, maybe, the same surprise as the anatomic drawings gave to the 15th century’s artists. We see her imagination at work, and we can be transported with her inside her earthly waves, like we were invisible particles of dust.

(from Giuliana Cunéaz: Remaking the Natural Magic, in THE KITE,