Llevando una pepita de oro a la velocidad del sonido #7 by Andrea Galvani was installed front and center in the reception area of the firm, conveying qualities and sending a strong message to those who work for the practice and to those looking do business with the practice.
The large-scale c-print photograph captures the precise moment when an F-18 jet breaks the sound barrier, rendering sound waves visible through the speed and pressure of its mechanical force. The movement within the shot and the movement of its capture are both crucial.
Galvani took the photograph flying parallel to the military jet. The effect is stunning, though rendered in a muted, seductive palette of cool blues and greys. The absence of sound in relation to the image is notable and prompts imaginative play within the fairly complex set of relations between works. Llevando una pepita de oro a la velocidad del sonido seems to articulate and extend the limits of physicality and immateriality.
This piece in particular is very suiting to its new home. What we loved about the photograph for this space is that it combines a variety of qualities that the firm in which we installed it wants to convey to its clients — experience, skill, goal orientation, trustworthiness.
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