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This is a self portrait I made with letters and phrases cut by magazines and newspapers.

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This is not actually a collage. Its is an envelope, which I illustrated with some sketches, containing a bottle (made with paper) and a letter. It has the title "Love"

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This collage is perhaps one of the first I made. I like the grey colors of the background and the contrast with the foreground. 

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This collage connects an image of a demonstrator, a policeman threatening to shoot, the painting scream by E. Munch, and a newspaper page wrapped on a toilet paper.

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A small collage (with some surrealistic attitude) with the title art. Some of the images belong to other works of mine.

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The subject of this collage is about a politician giving a speech. Behind him the image of a child playing music in the street in order to make some money. 

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I made this collage intending to speak about guns and violence and how this is passed onto children. I had in mind the cases of young people using violence against other children, their schoolmates etc.

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This is a cabinet made from a hard paper box (taken from supermarket) painted to look like a cube-building made of bricks. There is a window with bars (like a window of a prison cell). Inside the box the walls are covered with various texts. On the one side there is a small notebook (playing the role of bed) and on the other side there are some small bottles of paint (i used to use them to paint miniatures). In the centre of the room there is a metal triangle (used for christmas carols) and some small bells attached to a rope that leads back to bed and on top of it where lays a saxophone ligature.

My initial thought was to make a personal cabinet that would contain things i used to collect from my early years (so as to be more "authentic") instead of trying to fill it with some new stuff now. But then i realised that i never used to be a regular collector of any kind of things except from texts. Whenever i read a phrase from a book, a poem etc that intrigued me i used to write it down to a small notebook (like the one here in the cabinet). So i decided to cover my cabinet with a wallpaper made of some of these texts. Another habbit i used to have as a boy was to "collect" miniature armies (mostly medieval) not as a collector but for the joy of painting them and play with them afterwards. Unfortunately i didn't have some of these figures with me, but i had my paints so there they were, (also to symbolise my interest in painting). Finally this last year i developed an interest in music (saxophone) and started to collect strange (small, cheap) stuff for making self made percursion instruments (like a cajon) and so i had some small bells left. The triangle came to me as an idea by association to the bells (music and christmas), but also as a link to chilhood memories (represented here by the miniature paints).

The idea to transform the box into a prison cell came to me as soon as i decided to use the texts, perhaps because of a strong belief that I have that the texts I read define not only my work, but also my life in general, forming something like a boundary, a limit, a restriction... I tried to emphasize the existence of the window with the bars (that represent my small prison cell) with the use of lighting...

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This is a noir fotoromanzo movie produced during 2005 and 2007 but finally completed in 2010. The movie is actually made of screenshots of other famous noir films (amongst them there are "Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage" (1947), "Gilda" (1946), "The Third Man" (1949), "Psycho" (1960) etc) which brings me to an awkward position to wonder whether there some legal copyright issues that should prevent me from showing the film. I'm not a big fan of copyright issues in general but anyhow I must that this film was not made in order to gain profit by any means.

The film watches a detective (the main hero) as he tries to find his way inside a mysterious case with murders, thefts, police corruption, femme fatales etc. Its duration is approximately 13 min.

Unfortunately, the initial size of the uncompressed film was over 2 Gb so i decreased its quality quite heavily with an flv format and a 30 Mb result. In my opinion, apart from some transitions the overall outcome is quite satisfying.

I have embedded the movie (from my channel in youtube) for maintenance reasons which may have resulted to some small problems in the sound synchronisation.

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We Want Everything

the publications of colleagues, Nov. 2021

Summer of 1969, Italy. A year after May '68, FIAT workers began a dynamic and unmediated strike against their powerful boss. Their struggle marked the beginning of a decade of workers' and students' mobilizations and the rise of the Autonomy movement. It was characterized by many as the last invasion of the working class into the sky. Last ... let's hope until the next one ...



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