Lives in Milan
Davide Stucchi’s sculptures are the result of minimal actions that describe the vulnerability of objects, proposing the deconstruction of the chauvinistic ideal, also through a sculptural methodology that does not reside in the productive effort.
In the spaces of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni’s walkway, Stucchi presents Light Switch (The Guy Next Door) (2020), a reflection on the perennial movements of precarious lives. The installation consists of neon lights rolled up in packaging material, a group of lamps emblematic of Italian design distributed in a disorderly manner, and electrical wires left visible that draw paths on the floors and walls. The title evokes further narrative fragments and calls into question a possible charming neighbor, suggesting close encounters and sexual tension. The works, half-hidden by their wrappings, feed on darkness and on the possibilities it offers, exposing its domestic dimension in the public transition space.