Title One: The tasks of the Community, 2012

Title One: The Tasks of the Community borrows its title from the 1957 treaty that established the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), one of the documents that serve as basis of the European Union. On December 31, 2009, despite extended popular resistance and profound economic consequences, Unit 2 of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania was closed under pressure of the European regulatory bodies. Paradoxically, as part of the EU-financed dismantling process, in 2011 several materials from the site were put up for auction as what the Ignalina plant’s website described as “unnecessary property.”. Biscotti attended two public auctions held at the plant, acquiring lead and industrial copper cables, which she then recycled and imported back to Lithuania to be used in Vilnius for a floor sculpture at the CAC and to Belgium for Manifesta 9 in Genk. She melted the lead into modular floor-based sculptures. The copper scrap is recycled in a 190 meter long 125-A copper cable to supply the electricity of Manifesta 9.

 

Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012 - 2014
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012 - 2014
recycled lead from Ignalina nuclear power plant (LT), 340 x 240 x 0,8 cm
installation view: Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld (DE), 2014
photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012 - 2014
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012 - 2014
recycled lead from Ignalina nuclear power plant (LT), 340 x 240 x 0,8 cm
installation view: Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld (DE), 2014
photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
recycled lead from Ignalina nuclear power plant (LT),
6 sculptures, variable dimensions
unique work
installation view: Manifesta 9, Genk (BE), 2012
photo: Leo van Kampen
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
recycled lead from Ignalina nuclear power plant (LT),
6 sculptures, variable dimensions
unique work
installation view: Manifesta 9, Genk (BE), 2012
photo: Leo van Kampen
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
recycled lead from Ignalina nuclear power plant (LT),
6 sculptures, variable dimensions
unique work
installation view: Manifesta 9, Genk (BE), 2012
photo: Leo van Kampen
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
Rossella Biscotti, Title One: The Tasks of the Community, 2012
recycled lead from Ignalina nuclear power plant (LT),
18 pieces, 150 x 24 x 1 cm (each)
installation view: Manifesta 9, Genk (BE), 2012
photo: Leo van Kampen
Rossella Biscotti, A Conductor,  2012
Rossella Biscotti, A Conductor, 2012
Installation, copper from Ignalina nuclear power plant (LT) recycled in
192 meter, 5-wire, 125-A copper cable to supply the electricity of Manifesta 9
Installation view Manifesta 9, Genk (BE), 2012