A M E N
Amen is the word that lies in the middle, between the end of a speech and the beginning of an action. Etymologically it means "in truth", and is present in all monotheistic religions. By uniting and distancing it has created for us the focal point regarding the end of a production and the beginning of a consequent stance to figuration. Amen assuming the appearance of an epic exhibition, it voluntarily wanted to sanction an attitude and awareness that unites within the same walls the punk form of the squat and the glittered form of the contemporary art fair. Going through iconoclastic illustration, desecrating the familiar form of Christmas, using the paganism of popular belief to narrate modern sexuality AMEN wanted to be a personal turning point and an archaic milestone.ccolo
E N T R E L E S O M M E I L E T L E S O N G E
The Wunderkammer was the first known museum form in the western world where fantastic objects from distant cultures were mixed with natural objects and minerals. The concept of mirabilia has evolved over the centuries from the fascination for artifacts from different cultures to the modern concept of the private collection and public museum where artworks are preserved and admired with the same care as they were esteemed and appreciated in the past.
Inspired by the darkroom for photographic development, where every object is crystallized on photographic paper, this process could magically make every developed object immortal. The objects that compose the still life are made of non-organic materials not subject to the inevitable transience of time, thus creating a contrast from source to result.
TOUT PASSE TOUT CASSE TOUT LASSE
In Marseille, there is a market made of scraps, a clandestine market made of found or stolen objects where for two days a week the latest of the society of Côte d'Azur meets together trying to sell and trade, with their whole family. Trash mixed with objects of extreme value is sold for a few euros, this cyclic happens every weekend becoming more a sense of belonging than an economic gain. What is not sold is left on the spot, on Sundays, the whole Bouganville area becomes a set of leftovers. For three months we have collected and selected these scraps, modified and manipulated to make them breathe one more time.
The slides are part of childhood reminiscences like school lessons, photos never developed, pieces of time survived more than those who lived it. To modify them, burning or scratching is part of a meditative act, by exorcising their weight and making feeble their content is possible to reinterpret their tale.
W U N D E R K A M M E R
Drawers have always been in the common consciousness the place where to hide and keep pieces of memories that time could turn into futile or worthy of prestige. At the beginning of the twentieth century, photographs were taken on glass plates, imprinting negative images linked to memorable events such as moments of glories, baptisms, weddings or deaths, thus imprinting on glass becme made full of social and temporal stratifications.