LoKo Mobile

Dialogue No. 10

LoKo Mobile: a question of balance

Kanokwan: Could you tell us about the genesis of your LoKo Mobile, please?

Luciano: LoKo mobile was born in collaboration with my curator in 2006 when I was finding the way to express the concept of ‘random complexity,’ that is one of the rules which govern reality. . . I was thinking to arrange my photos in some way interrelated one with the others to represent the randomly changing of our soul. Discussing with her about it, I found myself describing what with few minor changes turning out to be LoKo mobile and I gave it this name, LoKo, which derived from the Thai initial of our names to testify the dept I recognized to have for it.

“LoKo mobile consists of two cubes of different sizes, hanging, by a vertex, in balance, one in front of the other at a different level, showing all their faces.  Each face of the two cubes is a photograph. The delicate balance of the whole lets each cube move randomly both on itself and around the other, it is almost like a planet and a satellite. As the photo on each face of the two cubes represents a reflexion of an instant of reality, which in some way,  at least in my mind, has relationship with every and each other’s photo, the random movement of  the whole construction fairly represent the flowing of reflexions of the reality in my mind, which is what I call a ‘random complexity.’

Kanokwan: What is the philosophy behind such a simple LoKo mobile that you have invented?

Luciano: The nature of  mobile conveys a deep meaning about the impermanent balance and the mobility of the stream of consciousness in the mind. So the philosophy behind it is to be conscious that reality is impermanent and mobile and what you have to manage, in order to be the right human being, is to find the balance and to cope with the mobility and impermanency.

Kanokwan: You use the two cubes of different sizes to show the balance of the mobile. What you want to suggest?  

Luciano. In each given moment in your mind, there are evident and less evident  memories flowing together. The point is that we have to them in balance. Indeed, sometimes, a mobile loses its balance, artistically it is not nice, but , unluckily, it is just what happens also to us. We sometimes lose balance, don’t we?

 

 

Luciano Gerolamo Gerini
Up River Journey
Random LoKo mobile installation
and conceptual modeling of Colonel
 G.E. Gerini’s anthropological and ethnic exhibition

 

    LoKoMobile nº 5 , 2007
A mobile, two cubes of different sizes, hanging by a vertex, in balance, one in front of the other at a different level, showing, moving all their faces.
Digital photograph on each face:
    Cube A (50x50 cm)
    Photo1  Buddha Majesty
    Photo2  Chinese Shrine
    Photo3  Mae Nam Ping No.1
    Photo4  Colonel Photographer
    Photo5 Mudra
    Photo6  Farmers
    Cube B (30x30cm)
    Photo1  Me
    Photo2  Ai Wai
    Photo3  Buddha Hand
    Photo4  Mae Nam Ping No.2 
    Photo5  Phra Phrthom Chedi
    Photo6  Shrine in China Town

 

 

 

Luciano Gerolamo Gerini
Up River Journey
Random LoKo mobile installation
and conceptual modeling of Colonel
 G.E. Gerini’s anthropological and ethnic exhibition

 

    LoKoMobile nº 6, 2007
A mobile, two cubes of different sizes, hanging by a vertex, in balance, one in front of the other at a different level, showing, moving all their faces.
Digital photograph on each face:
    Cube A (50x50 cm)
    Photo1  Reflected Chedi
    Photo2  Ton Payom market
    Photo3  Lopburi
    Photo4  Rice
    Photo5  Puppet Theatre
    Photo6  Gate
    Cube B (30x30cm)
    Photo1  Buddha Image
    Photo2  In the Paddy Field
    Photo3  The Wall
    Photo4  Khon
    Photo5  Ruin
    Photo6  Entrance

 

 

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