as slow as possible — collectif curatorial en résidence — 2023/2025

The Special Treat

Sara Ravelli

From the starting point of giant-colored-baits given as treats to zoo animals, Sara Ravelli’s ongoing research on the concept of tamed-love takes a new focus.

Working around the tension of an object that can simultaneously appeal or disgust, she puts in space the images of an ever-ambivalent relationship of both affection and control, decoration and domination.

This plurisemic scenario aims to redirect attention to the anthropocentric and authoritative nature of the relationship humans maintain with the animal, perhaps as a metaphor of inter-personal relationships in the contemporary capitalism.

Sara Ravelli (IT-1993) lives and works between Geneva and Milan. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bergamo (IT) and more recently from Work.Master at HEAD (CH).