Marco Fusinato

DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022
DESASTRES
2022
Solo durational performance as installation
200 days
Installation view: Australia Pavilion
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022
Mass Black Implosion (Liaisons, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati)
2007
Ink on archival facsimile of score
65 × 87 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Coordination I-V, Anestis Logothetis) Variation I
2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
79 x 92 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Treatise, Cornelius Cardew)
2013
Ink on archival facsimile of score
(detail) 193 parts, each 50.5 × 66.5 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Water Music, John Cage)
2010
Ink on archival facsimile of score
(part I) 3 parts, each 77 × 103 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Mobile for Shakespeare, Roman Haubenstock- Ramati) Variation 1
2007
Ink on archival facsimile of score
64 × 85 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Ludwig van, Mauricio Kagel)
2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
(detail) 10 parts, each 79.2 x 102.7 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Free music No. 1, Percy Grainger)
2009
Ink on archival facsimile of score
61.5 × 88 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Algo Para Guitarra, Carlos Cruz de Castro)
2007
Ink on archival facsimile of score
(part I) 3 parts, each 78.5 × 98 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Sublimation, Anestis Logothetis)
2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
64.5 x 89 cm
Mass Black Implosion (Ludwig van Mauricio Kagel)
2017
Ink on archival facsimile of score
10 parts, each
site size: 55 x 79 cm; frame size: 79 x 102.5 cm
The Infinitive 1
2015
White UV halftone ink on black aluminium
250 x 500 cm
The Infinitive 2
2015
White UV halftone ink on black aluminium
250 x 750 cm
The Infinitive 4
2015
White UV halftone ink on black aluminium
250 x 625 cm
Double Infinitive 1
2009
White UV halftone ink on black aluminium
250 × 250 cm
Double Infinitive 2
2009
White UV halftone ink on black aluminium
250 × 625 cm
THERE IS NO AUTHORITY
2012
100% New Zealand wool rug 925 x 1204 cm, monitor, camera
Dimensions variable
THERE IS NO AUTHORITY
2012
100% New Zealand wool rug 925 x 1204 cm, monitor, camera
Dimensions variable
Why she doesn’t give a fuck about your insurrection
2010
UV and indian ink on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper
232 × 324 cm
Theses on the Imaginary Party
2010
UV and indian ink on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper
232 × 324 cm
Escapism has its price The artist has his income
2010
UV and indian ink on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper
232 × 324 cm
The Capitalist System
2010
UV and indian ink on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper
232 × 324 cm
Bia
2010
UV and indian ink on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper
232 × 324 cm
From the Horde to the Bee
2015
496 page book in an edition of 10,000, table, cash
500 x 500 x 75 cm
Installation view: All the World’s Futures 56th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, 2015
Footage from May – November
ATMOSPHÆRAM LP
2021
LP recto
ATMOSPHÆRAM LP
2021
LP verso
EXPERIMENTAL HELL (ATMOSPHÆRAM) 3
2021
Two-pack black urethane ink with reactive catalyst on 5005-H34 milled aluminium
Two parts, 150 x 240 cm each, 150 x 480 cm overall
EXPERIMENTAL HELL (ATMOSPHÆRAM) 5
2021
Two-pack black urethane ink with reactive catalyst on 5005-H34 milled aluminium
Two parts, 150 x 240 cm each, 150 x 480 cm overall
THIS IS NOT MY WORLD
2019
Dupont screenprint on trilobal polyester
5 parts: each 150 x 1800 cm
Installation dimensions variable
Left to right:
design by Joseph Churchward (2012)
design by Experimental Jetset (2010)
design by Seldon Hunt (2006)
design by Radim Pesko (2018)
design by Masahiko Ohno (2019)
THIS IS NOT MY WORLD
2019
Dupont screenprint on trilobal polyester
5 parts: each 150 x 1800 cm
Installation dimensions variable
Left to right:
design by Joseph Churchward (2012)
design by Experimental Jetset (2010)
design by Seldon Hunt (2006)
design by Radim Pesko (2018)
design by Masahiko Ohno (2019)
Constellations
2015
Baseball bat, chain, purpose-built wall with internal PA at 120 dB
300 x 4000 x 150 cm
Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
Constellations
2015
Baseball bat, chain, purpose-built wall with internal PA at 120 dB
300 x 4000 x 150 cm
Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
Constellations
2015
Baseball bat, chain, purpose-built wall with internal PA at 120 dB
300 x 4000 x 150 cm
Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
Constellations
2018
Baseball bat, chain, purpose-built wall with internal PA at 120 dB
300 x 4000 x 150 cm
Installation view, 2018 Biennale of Sydney
Constellations
2018
Baseball bat, chain, purpose-built wall with internal PA at 120 dB
300 x 4000 x 150 cm
Installation view, 2018 Biennale of Sydney

Born 1964 Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia
Lives and works in Mel­bourne, Australia

Mar­co Fusina­to is a con­tem­po­rary artist and noise-musi­cian whose work takes the form of instal­la­tion, pho­to­graph­ic repro­duc­tion, per­for­mance, and recording.

As an artist, he con­ceives his work as a suc­ces­sion of inter­re­lat­ed projects, some of which con­tin­ue across numer­ous iter­a­tions. With­in these projects the works are almost always ser­i­al and use spe­cif­ic frame­works for exper­i­men­ta­tion. Work­ing across dis­ci­plines and cul­tur­al fields, Fusina­to explores the ten­sions and con­tra­dic­tions of oppos­ing forces such as under­ground cul­ture ver­sus insti­tu­tions, noise ver­sus silence, min­i­mal­ism ver­sus max­i­mal­ism, puri­ty ver­sus con­t­a­m­i­na­tion. He cre­ates dynam­ic sit­u­a­tions in which these ener­gies are cap­tured by com­bin­ing alle­gor­i­cal appro­pri­a­tion with an inter­est in the inten­si­ty of a ges­ture or event.

As a musi­cian Fusina­to explores the idea of noise as music, using the elec­tric gui­tar and mass ampli­fi­ca­tion to impro­vise intri­cate, wide-rang­ing, and phys­i­cal­ly affect­ing fre­quen­cies. He per­forms reg­u­lar­ly in the exper­i­men­tal music under­ground, pri­mar­i­ly as a solo artist and has released many record­ings on vinyl format.

Mar­co Fusina­to was select­ed to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the 59th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion of La Bien­nale di Venezia (2022) in which he pre­sent­ed DESAS­TRES, a 200-day per­for­mance as instal­la­tion, the only artist in its 100-year his­to­ry to occu­py a nation’s pavil­ion for the entire­ty of the Bien­nale. His work has also been pre­sent­ed in many oth­er sig­nif­i­cant exhi­bi­tions, includ­ing All the World’s Futures, 56th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion of La Bien­nale di Venezia (2015); The Immi­nence of Poet­ics, 30th Sao Paulo Bien­ni­al (2012) and SUPER­PO­SI­TION: Art of Equi­lib­ri­um and Engage­ment, 21st Bien­nale of Syd­ney (2018). His work was includ­ed in Sound­ings: A Con­tem­po­rary Score, the first ever exhi­bi­tion of sound at the Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, New York (2013) and Son­ic Youth etc.: Sen­sa­tion­al Fix (2008 – 2010), a Euro­pean trav­el­ling exhi­bi­tion of artists that have col­lab­o­rat­ed with the New York rock band, Son­ic Youth. Fusinato’s ongo­ing series of dura­tional noise-gui­tar per­for­mances Spec­tral Arrows – described as a mon­u­men­tal aur­al sculp­ture – was first per­formed at The Glas­gow Inter­na­tion­al Arts Fes­ti­val in 2012 and has since been per­formed in muse­ums and the­atres through­out the world.