Brushing pins

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Concerning “Superificie in vibrazione” (“Vibrating surface”) by Gabriele Devecchi, Giovanni Anceschi writes: “I think Devecchi is the most Calvinist of the Gruppo T members because he is the one who made the most progress towards what we might call ‘multi-sensoriality’. Despite not requiring the gestural intervention of the audience, his ‘Superifici in vibrazione’, which consist of pins, did involve touching, and not just in the sense of perceiving the tactile values. We see an invisible hand, which could be our own, brush across them and set them in motion”.

Giovanni Anceschi, Brachiestesie, in Silvio San Pietro (a cura di), Gabriele Devecchi, I Menhir, Edizioni L’Archivolto, Milano 1995