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| installations | >> Roberto Opalio - ALIEN GUITAR CASE SERIES (a selection from 2007-present)

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ROBERTO OPALIO
'Alien Guitar Case #6' (2008)

installation; acrylic on canvas, guitar strings, iron wire alien figure, compact disc, turntable tonearm, 7" vinyl, in guitar case

This installation has been selected by New York group Sonic Youth as part of the SONIC YOUTH etc.: SENSATIONAL FIX
touring exhibition, and was shown at several European museums of contemporary arts from 2008 to 2010:

LiFE museum - St Nazaire, France (June-Sept 2008)
Museion - Bolzano, Italy (Oct 2008-Jan 2009)
Kunsthalle - Dusseldorf, Germany (Jan 31-Apr 26, 2009)
Konsthall - Malmo, Sweden (May 29-Sept 20, 2009)
CA2M - Madrid, Spain (Jan 29-May 2, 2010)

Roberto Opalio's 'Alien Guitar Case #6' is listed in the exhibition's official art catalog:
VVAA - SONIC YOUTH etc.: SENSATIONAL FIX
(2009)
Published by: Walther König
Format: Hbk, 7.25 x 7.25 in. / 720 pgs / 700 color / two 7-inch records.
Edited by Roland Groenenboom
The publication is available in English, French, German and Italian

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ROBERTO OPALIO
'Alien Guitar Case #15' (2009)

installation; acrylic, ink drawing on paper, permanent ink drawings on two lathe cut records, space toy in guitar case.

The two records are 1-sided 7" square lathe cut polycarbonates appositely manufactured by Peter King in New Zealand, each one featuring two six-minute-long unissued musical pieces by Roberto Opalio
The space toy gun comes from the artist's private collection, and it has been played during some My Cat Is An Alien's live performances; it works creating sound and lights effects

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ROBERTO OPALIO
'Alien Guitar Case #9' (2008)

installation; acrylic paintings on two separate canvas, permanent silver ink writings on square 7inch lathe cut record, five polaroids mounted on guitar strings. The guitar case is installed on a guitar amplifier.
A super8 film by Roberto Opalio has appositely been created to be projected on the amplifier's front.

The record is a 1-sided 7inch square lathe cut polycarbonate appositely manufactured by Peter King in New Zealand, featuring a six-minute-long unissued musical piece by Roberto Opalio

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ROBERTO OPALIO
'Alien Guitar Case #18' (2010)

installation; acrylic, pencil drawing on paper, permanent ink drawings on two lathe cut records, space toy, iron wire,
guitar string, polaroid in guitar case.

The two records are 1-sided 7" square lathe cut polycarbonates appositely manufactured by Peter King in New Zealand, each one featuring two six-minute-long unissued musical pieces by Roberto Opalio
The space toy gun comes from the artist's private collection, and it has been played during some My Cat Is An Alien's live performances; it works creating sound and lights effects

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ROBERTO OPALIO
'Alien Guitar Case #3' (2007)

installation; acrylic and crystal mortar on canvas, iron wire alien figure, 7inch lathe cut record, in guitar case.

The record is a 1-sided 7inch square lathe cut polycarbonate appositely manufactured by Peter King in New Zealand, featuring a five-minute-long unissued musical piece by Roberto Opalio

This installation took part to Art'Ambiente Light & Recycle group exhibition at Spazio Etoile, Rome, Italy, December 2009,
and published in the official exhibition catalogue.
It was also shown at Roberto Opalio's 'Frammenti Cosmici' solo exhibition at art space Zuni, Ferrara, Italy, Oct-Nov 2007

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ROBERTO OPALIO
'Alien Guitar Case #21' (2009)

installation; acrylic, live My Cat Is An Alien b/w picture on paper, permanent ink and gutta drawings on transparent 7inch vinyl record, space toy, on-stage live action series' polaroid, iron wire alien figure, in guitar case.

The space toy gun comes from the artist's private collection, and it has been played during some My Cat Is An Alien's live performances; it works creating sound and lights effect
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This installation has been published on The Wire magazine, UK, in Ken Hollings' article A Homemade Universe, Sept 2011.

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