Ugo La Pietra (*1938), Immersioni – Uomouovosfera, 1969 – 1970. Print on wove paper, 180 × 235 mm.
Isolation or participation? The immersions were allusions to two contrary attitudes ever present in the deportment of so many in this era: a readiness to join the currents of social change or a determination to isolate oneself, waiting for what might be next.
– Ugo La Pietra, 2015
On Ugo La Pietra's Cellula Abatitiva, which explored isolation and sociability; on Matthew Day Jackson's inks over La Pietra's social sphere; on Haus Rucker's 'Cover' series, that explored an ironic variation on Pietra’s ambiguity of isolation and sociability; on a dérive through the sphere, in which the cellular skins of La Pietra constrasts with the imagined masonry constructions of Vaudoyer; and on La Pietra's involvement in The New Domestic Landscape alongside that of Superstudio, in which immersive environments were explored.