10 Days, 2009
inkjet on paper, string, time
approx. 8 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in.
In 1582 Pope Gregorio XIII created the Inter Gravissimas bull, which reformed the calendar abolishing ten days from it – October 5th to 14th – in order to realign the spring equinox. Ten days were taken out of time, unlived and unused. With the help of a notary Camoni took possession of these 10 days and offers to bestow them on collectors who may wish to save the days and use them as needed: to replace a bad day, to live a good day again. Documents recording the transfer of the 10 days are included with the purchase. Signed.
Chiara Camoni was born in 1974; she lives and works between Lucca and Milano (Italy). Her work has been exhibited in private galleries (Le Case d'Arte, Milano; Spazio A, Pistoia; Assab One, Milano) and in public spaces (PAC, Milano; Flash Art Museum, Trevi); She works as freelance for "Istituto per la Diffusione delle Scienze Naturali" in Napoli, attending editing of books and exhibitions in public spaces. She is interested in the relationship between art and different kinds of knowledge. She usually collaborates with others and the results are often works in progress. The most important theme is time and the ideas of change and transformation. "Time always leaves signs: on human's faces and in consciousness, on artist's drawings and in landscapes. We only know time through its signs, though we can make it tangible by taking its own rhythm and working with it."