Flight Formation

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Flight Formation

First work in the series of photographic finds, Flight Formation presents discarded bullet cases, collected and arranged in order on a backdrop made of pressed wool, evoking the bullet embedded in the animal’s hide. The cases are arranged to reflect a chromatic taste and emphasize the importance of each individual shot.

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Bullet case, wool, iron frame, 95 x 125 cm (each), 2015

To Build a Fire

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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire is an engraving that reproduces an image from an imaginary survival manual. The drawing illustrates a survival strategy used by a visual researcher: the light that passes through the photographic lens can kindle a fire. The title comes from a story by Jack London in which the need to light a fire is the only way to stay alive.

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Etching on cotton paper, 40 x 60 cm

Micron – in progress

VIR Viafarini-In-Residence

Decoy calls

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Decoy calls

The decoy call is an instrument illegally used by hunters to attract their prey. These appliances are cobbled together using recycled materials, such as car radios or laundry timers, then stealthily installed on tree branches.

I happened to photograph a landscape and involuntarily recorded decoy calls: hence the idea of ​​creating a sculpture that collects the calls of different bird species triggered simultaneously by a timer. The work presents itself as a skein of threads that connect devices of various types, in which the chirping offsets the heaviness of the sculpture. The work seeks to testify to the presence of these objects hidden in the landscape and invisible to the inexperienced eye, but capable of altering its nature.

Segnalatore di posizione / Light signal

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Segnalatore di posizione / Light signal 2011

The work consists of 1000 wind torches (wax and jute) inserted in as many iron tubular supports resting on a pallet. The sculpture, mobile, was designed to be triggered at twilight in a landscape where the horizon is visible. The flames will flare up, and as the work is consumed it will be documented by a photographic series in the act of moving away from the light emanated. The idea is to signal a position as long as it is possible to perceive a light in the vastness of a landscape. Photography is possible only in the presence of a light source: hence by its nature it is expressed through light. This work embodies a reflection on communication in our era, increasingly ambiguous and indefinite, as well as mediated by technology.

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Wax, juta, iron, pallet (100 x 120 x 100 cm)

Waterproof Fire

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Waterpoof Fire 2012

wax, match, 40×50 cm, 2012

Mycorial theatre