In the installation of Giorgio Andreotta Caló (b. 1979) the Bakery has been turned into a tomb-like room. Descending into the darkness the spectator becomes slowly aware of a sound that reminds one of the nocturnal chirping of crickets. The sound originates from a hundred-year-old lamp. The lamp, which Giorgio Andreotta Caló bought at a market, was used in Egypt to cross the Suez Canal. Because of the danger of this journey the sound that the lamp makes is known as the ‘song of death’. At precisely 17:33 hours the sound falls away and the lamp is switched on. One minute of silence fills the room. Then darkness descends again.
Giorgio Andreotta Caló is living and working in Amsterdam and Venice. His work was recently on display in Galleria Civica in Trento, MUSEION in Bolzano and UOVO open office in Basel. At this moment he is following the residency program at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.