This year Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari of Atelier Biagetti take their dissection of contemporary obsessions one step further – if last year’s Body Building project was Volume I, then No Sex is Volume II of their chronicles.
This time the creative duo, partners in work and life, addresses and penetrates the subject of the body, going even deeper into the human psyche. They interpret and express the reality they perceive and, in this case, strip down and expose our relationship with that traditionally taboo subject of sex. Sex in itself has rules - to be obeyed or broken. In this age where virtual sex is taking over from physical sex and the body is an object of ever more manipulation and excess, Biagetti and Baldassari have created NO SEX, a pink-clinic designed to reestablish the individual’s inner equilibrium regarding sex, in a transcendental and futuristic paradise of liberty and of clean, fresh unprejudiced equality.
In this cybernetic undisclosed set, you will find a daybed, of a doctor, beautician or masseuse, a post-ergonomic piece in pale leather and fine natural rubber for laying back and relaxing - designed for one, wide enough for two. Two bird-like pieces wait on the daybed, and whoever is being treated there. A standing lamp with a circular head of led lights with beak-like details is mounted on a jointed aluminum arm. The lamp is accompanied by its nonidentical twin, similar in size and shape but with a subtle yet essential difference. Behind a screen the stool and low-backed chair scurry around on ten wheels apiece, pausing only for their leather accordion seats to sigh with every backside that rests on them. The seating elements are overlooked by a statuesque full-length mirror (complete with very personal touch) and the whole scene is illuminated by a chandelier made of led lights and latex. All NO SEX pieces are unique, some are one of a kind, some are numbered limited editions, and some are available in an open edition, making the protagonists in this NO SEX project representative of the whole spectrum of contemporary Italian production.