On Walking was produced in 2017 for the group exhibition ‘Conversation Piece Part IV: Giant Steps Are What You Take’ at the Fondazione Memmo in Rome (IT)
Giant steps are what you take – the subtitle of the exhibition – is taken from Walking on the Moon the 1979 hit song by the British band The Police, in order to express the idea that the act of walking, or the taking of steps, seen as a philosophical exercise, is the inspiration for Conversation Piece | Part IV. In fact every artist can be metaphorically considered as a “walker” who explores different paths and walks along them. These paths represent the multiform theories and research each artist engages in, that are manifested through studies, artworks and exhibitions, and that take shape through several changes of state, which tend, as if in an alchemical process, towards the liberation of light, towards a revelation and towards a meaning. Each of these aspects constitutes a “step” that helps us to enter into the artist’s thought and poetic vision.
For this exhibition, Biscotti created a concrete platform over four meters long and little more than sixty centimetres wide. The dimensions refer to those of the walkway on which the artist had to walk for many months as a physiotherapy exercise, and the surface of the plates bear the imprint of that action.