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Projected Development

Held in 2006 at Gallery MOMO in Johannesburg, Projected Development  was comprised of:

12m long laser-cut steel sculpture

Plaster-cast reliefs from laser-cut shutters

Traditional Intaglio and Relief print processes with laser engraved and laser-cut woodblocks and plastic ( the artist’s 1st foray into the trad. Print medium)

7m long by 2.2m wide by 1.8m high figure to be installed outside the gallery during the course of the show form constructed out of 500 steel rods.

Below is the artist's statement for the Projected Development show:


Cianfanelli continues his exploration of computer aided design in the realisation of his work. He is exploring new ground in terms of exploiting that data to inform and understand new forms and meaning. Measurement has become a key instrument for the artist, who has come to the conclusion that the digital realm is merely an evolution of the first moment when humans started to measure the world around them. In addition digitally designed and precision laser cut form is no longer and end product but potentially a starting point to configuring work.


Over the past ten years, Cianfanelli has explored various possibilities for artistic intervention in the public and commercial realm. This activity has developed to the point that not only has the gap between gallery and project work narrowed but project work has reached a level of sophistication that it has started to inform and develop the artist’s work produced purely for exhibition.

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