The exhibition created for the premises in HangarBicocca consists of four major works from Micol Assael’s career from 2003 to 2009 but never previously exhibited together, as well as a new work. Designed to transform the exhibition space into a sort of “pulsating engine room of a ship”, the exhibition is a kind of ideal artist’s studio, with a number of cramped, timeless environments.
The title, ILIOKATAKINIOMUMASTILOPSARODIMAKOPIOTITA, is a combination of various Greek words which Micol Assael joins together in an intentionally meaningless manner. This “musical tongue twister” prevents any pre-established interpretation, allowing visitors’ experiences to determine the way they perceive the works.
The works on show, which consist of closed, apparently impenetrable environments like rooms, cells or containers, take the viewers on an exploration of their own perceptions, subjecting them to extraordinary, seemingly threatening situations.