Inverse Power of Wavelenghts

Alessandro Carboni

Inverse Power of Wavelenghts

March 7th 2011, 6.00 PM

Inverse Power of Wavelengths is a performance by Alessandro Carboni intended as conclusive material of What Burns Never Returns, the long tour of residences between South Eastern Asia and Europe, he undertook in 2009. Inverse Power of Wavelenght, shown in Italy and abroad, at F_AIR is interpreted trough modes and characteristics suggested by the architectonical space, still remaining faithful to its generative premises. They aim to formulate a theory on the modification of the architectonic and urban space, with the artist’s physical presence only. According to Alessandro Carboni “The central theme of Inverse Power of Wavelengths is a cross-sectional study on the relationship between the body and the city. An analyses on the distinctive features of the body and how it will turn in relation to the changes and major urban planning.

Before Inverse Power of Wavelengths, Alessandro Carboni presents at the Spazio K, in Prato, Overlapping Discrete Boundaries – Guilmi, a more recent project, which ended with a residence in Abruzzo in August 2010. During the residence, the artist interacted with Guilmi – no longer a modern metropolis, but a small village in the process of depopulation and its countryside – by collecting different formats, such as videos, maps, documentary materials, and by creating a final action which involved all the inhabitants of the place. Inverse Power of Wavelengths and Overlapping Discrete Boundaries – Guilmi are two parallel events generated from the same research and applied to opposite environments such as the metropolis of South Eastern Asia and a depopulating small village in central Italy.


Alessandro Carboni is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist. He divides his practices between body exploration and movement in relation to the space. He has studied generative dance for several years, referring to architecture, urban geography, visual art, mathematics, and the system theory. His artistic practice also includes teaching and research: he has worked at the School of Architecture of Hong Kong, at the Central Saint Martin’s University in London, at Naba in Milano, and at the University of Cagliari’s Department of Architecture where he coordinates LaDU: Laboratory of Density and of Urban Development.