ARCHEOLOGY OF
20th CENTURY

Daniel Fiorda is a multifaceted artist whose inspiration is orchestrated by chance encounters with a wide variety of objects. His first sculptures were born in the beginning of his childhood: tinkering with his father’s soldering torch and leaving his mark on watches, revolvers, car parts and recovered scraps.

A curved form might even evolve into a three dimensional comic monster or a space age flying machine.

Now many works recall the memory of obsolete objects washed up on the shores of a consumer society: a sewing machine, a typewriter, a telephone or a camera. Memory recalls the hands that worked these once useful but now discarded and lost fragments. Emerging from a half erased remembrance, they are given new meaning.

Brought out of buried nostalgia and then transferred into an art form, they attract the collective memory of a previous generation and an earlier culture. Sound images of the clicking of typewriter keys or the ring of a dated telephone emerge.

In our present day technological world, these heirlooms have been left behind, now useless artifacts of a world running out of steam on the highways of the web sights to transhumanism. We will soon be more computer memories trapped for eternity in a virtual world where the likes of sewing machines will no longer be needed.

In response to this, Daniel Fiorda offers us an “Archeology of the 20th Century” where these objects are holders of souls.

Lélia Mordoch


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