Da Ramaglia, i sassi in “Equilibrium” di Donnarumma
Salvatore Donnarumma, Curator of BAWI MASSA LUBRENSE
From 6 to March 16, 2015
Put the stones in balance, was born as a form of meditation ZEN, is now known as a form of “art of the earth” Land Art. The stones, rocks or pebbles are stacked without any help, gravity and balance is found only conditions accepted.
“Balancer” are called those who with humility and patience erect stone figures in balance, also called improperly sculptures. The personal artistic sensibility and skill in search of balance means that the works are very personal, unique and easily recognizable.
We have tried to give a descriptive canonization, overlapping stones, large stone balanced on top of a small tower, figure … various descriptions that seem to fall into two unique groups: balanced stones or overlapping.
Generally in “full-immersion” in nature, rivers, lakes, rocky beaches. These are the places chosen. Many Balancers during the bad season make “Stone Balancing Indoor” this serves to keep operating even at home or indoors.
The search for a balance of two or more stones demands patience and concentration, estrangement by time, full nature of the place where you work, and listening to the sounds of silence. The equilibrium product certification reached a state of grace. The time to put in balance, as long as you remain in balance, time is excluded, no space, is not covered … and perhaps that is the output from the time that it takes so much Balancer, but also those who are fascinated watching: children are more ready to understand the profound message, stop watch and soon begin to make their balances.
The Balancing Stone is also a great alternative to the usual pastimes beach, environmental and social life, for this is spreading with satisfaction at tourist sites more advanced ecological-environmental sensitivity.
The practice for the man of the use of the stones to build something is as old as civilization. Constant, however, is the search for a stable and lasting immutable: the walls to agricultural necropolis or pyramids, or the most mysterious Dolmen British or the heads of Easter Island. Practiced for the world by a few enthusiasts, today is spreading a particular discipline, indefinite between art and meditation, the overlap of balanced stones: the Stone Balancing. Stone sculptures that arise are ephemeral and elusive, if not devoid of aggregating the static balance of the composition and the force of gravity, the more daring structures as the most fascinating and often unbelievable. This passion has seen its official launch in Italy in April 2012 in Portonovo, “Incredibles Equilibria Probable” a contest of artists who wrestled in expressive performances and demonstrations in the beautiful bay of Conero.
“After the composition, the photograph and we are waiting to see the element that will collapse: the breaking wave or a gust of wind … but if the balance continues, usually dismantle to prevent any curious child may take risks since the fall of the stones. “
The pleasure of balance so laboriously found lost and now is projected in the future and always different work of stone, the better: the next one that will.