Michele Bazzana lives and works in Codroipo (Udine). In 2009 he took part in the residency program of the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, and worked with the Collective Auto. Sueño y materia, organised by Alberto Martin, with LABoral Centre de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijòn, and with CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid. In 2010, after the solo show Cross 20 at the Fabio Paris Art Gallery in Brescia, he worked with the collective Real Presence, organised by Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri, Palazzo Italia – Italian Cultural Institute, Belgrade.
Michele Bazzana (IT) Push, 2007, metal structure, drills, inflatable boat, electrical system (courtesy di fabio Paris art gallery)
Everyday objects and tools, such a drill and an inflatable boat, are re-used for new, unexpected functional – or dysfunctional – purposes. imagining a completely new and different use for an object underscores a true spirit of invention and discovery, where serendipity can sometimes play a key role. Mechanical forces, paradoxical situations and reversals, improbable errors and physical resistance are the peculiar characteristics of bazzana’s installations. The effort needed to start-up his machines is ridiculously disproportionate, based on a power error or an organic dysfunction, inverting as a result, to alienating effect, the relationship between the importance of the result and the corresponding mistake made.