QUELLO CHE AVANZA is the second step of the project I pesci non portano fucili, title chosen by Alfredo Pirri, who payed homage to Philip K. Dick’s work, where Dick imagined a society disarmed and fluid like the open sea.
For the project, conceived with the collaboration of Nomas Foundation, MACRO and MAXXI, both public and private organizations shared the undertaking, as strongly wished by the artist.
Between November 2016 and December 2017 Alfredo Pirri transformed the spaces of Nomas Foundation into a studio where he could work at Quello che avanza (cyanotype 204-2017, environment size). The work, that would be the centre of a great retrospective held at Macro, investigated the idea of time and conservation, considering the alteration, degeneration and memory of the actual image, particularly referring to residual images.
Daniele Roccato, composer and double-bass player, one of the most original musicians in the contemporary music scene, collaborated with the artist presenting his concert WU WEY at the opening of the exhibition.