Quattro bulloni e dadi rinserrano un gomitolo di spago fra due piastre di rame.
In 1916 Marcel Duchamp assembled in this way a semi-Readymade and named it A Bruit secret, while Walter Arensberg, Duchamp’s patron, hid a small object inside it.
Shaking a Bruit secret one can hear a sound but nobody knows what generates it, so it can be considered a good metaphor for the contemporary understanding of the word “art”.
Fabrizio Ruggiero deprives the artwork of the weight of material reality building a 3D model of a ball of string shut with bolts between two brass plates and naming it Ariadne and Dionysus.
The file 3D Ariadne and Dionysus is part of the content of the installation Boîte-en-valise II, proposed for Celeste Prize 2011:
Fabrizio Ruggiero contributes to the process of dematerialization of the art by building a digital object and proposing virtual reality as a useful instrument for the understanding and renaming of is real.