And now, only now, you can start trembling! BANG! YEEEAH... YOW! EKSORKISMÓS, OR TO PREVENT DANGER.
HACKATAO, aka Nadia Squarci and Sergio Scalet, with their work outline a fresco in episodes which,
through references to current events, aspires to become history and describes, even in its form of nonsense circus, contemporary ambivalence between involvement and detachment, abuse of power and irony, exclusion and inclusion.
The invention is in the development of a language that steals from new media the speed and synthesis of the stroke, the twodimensionality of information that by nature does not abide the lunge, the mechanical flatness of colour spread in large swathes, but which becomes a tool which also knows how to highlight the historic intolerance of a world that marks time with regard to coexistence and respect for differences.
Work / Education
We work in Italy, Europe, China. The first years of their artistic activity (2007 – 2011) see them in the tangled city of Milan, where they actively take part to the emergence of new artistic movements. Their inner and artistic search leads them to change their life setting, a moment of enlightenment that brings them to Oltris, a small medieval hamlet nestled in the Carnic Alps. Placing themselves “out of touch,” they perform a radical artistic act that causes them to break free from “the flow,” but at the same time allowing them to actively participate in it more consciously yet immune to its too-quick flowing. Thusly their art focuses on new, yet natural, support materials, such as wood and ceramics, making them live again, contaminated by their imagination.