IBRIO: a sculpture in equipoise, by Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi. Selected project for the “Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro”, 2008. Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation – Milano
Ibrio comprises an oar placed in a typical “rowlock” of an ordinary gondola. But the variation of one dimension (the length of the oar – 10 metres) and the transfer of both the oar and the rowlock out of their real context create a different relationship, new forces of gravity, new equipoise. Variation of length, variation of weight, the shift from a rowing motion to a static, unequal-Ibrio one, …make the two woods physically unsuited to staying motionless in a museum, forgetting the reason for their own shapes.
Zuccaro Marchi L., Ibrio. In II Edizione Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro Concorso Internazionale per giovani scultori – exhibition catalogue, and Fondazione Pomodoro (Milano: Fondazione Pomodoro, 2008), 82-83.