Mario Caporali (Rosario, Santa Fe, 1979)
He studied Art at the UWC in Hong Kong between 1996-1998, with Thai artist Piyawan. Studied Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario for 3 years, where he showed special interest in Biology and Philosophy. He also studied Cinema for a year, in the Universidad del Cine, and photography in the Escuela de Fotografía Creativa. He did workshops with Alberto Goldenstein and attends those by Diana Aisenberg since 2005.
His photographs portray encounters with nature and could be thinked of as belonging partly to the documentary photography genre and some sort of rarefied naïve pictoricism. Installations incorporate objects and video –as a record of performances or audiovisual pieces that dialogue with the documentary aspect.
He took part of several collective exhibitions (Re-colección, MALBA, Edición 2005 Proyecto A, ArteBA 2006 and 2007 next to Artechacra, Proyecto A and Pasaje Pam) and individual exhibitions (Crimson Arte Contemporáneo). He did a video that was selected by Bjork as a finalist for the song “Innocence” and was published in bjork.com. Mario Caporali currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.
Direct shot photograph. Zheng is the Chinese pronunciation for "metal sound" and "small gong".
Still from the "Innocence" video. Kalanchoe Tubiflora carnivorous plant as a scenery for larvae played by Belén Eiff.
Hai Ku (video still) (2007)
Video installation "Sen Lin" (forest). Collaborations: Drawings: Martin Carpaneto. Costume Design: Marilyn Karina Rebuffo. Performance: Géraldine Lanteri. Lights: Leandro Tamer. Assistance: Ximena Martínez
Barnacles Taj Mahal (2007)
Direct shot photograph. The cirripedium is a type of arthropod that lives inside a chalky structure similar to a little volcano. He may live parasitizing whale eyes.
Digital photograph, direct shot. "The lichen is an association between a fungus and a weed".
Galactic fetus (2006)
m: we have little time to organize ourselves.
t: blinkings of the cosmic time.
m: I don't know what to send to space.
t: arguments for you to be kind on your messages resound in your ears.
The word 'pretentious'
m: I wanted to put the rabbit as an astronaut fetus, but there will be no deliveries until September 19th to San Antonio de Areco (we are running short on time). I'll send off the dog.
(Dialogues, Voyager installation, Crimson art gallery)