Legenda of the card – crib 2014, year of the Seahorse yang – (clockwise from left): 1) ”Intimacy” cm 26×9,5 acrylic and paste on a piece of wood – rescued from the shed – that was used in the Nineties for colour proof, 2) “Selfportrait at 60” cm 14,5×14,5 acrylic and paste on disposable textile coupled with cardboard, 3) “Lorenzo a due anni” cm 14,5×8 acrylic on wood, 3) paper boat in “Sherena Velella artistbook 1r”, detail of a reliquary of a velella velella in “Sherena Velella 1”, 4) “Dario Brunori s as Babbo Natale 2014” activity puppet sheet, 5) Atlas from the center of Mediterraneo, ATCards and title from “Sherena Velella book 1”.
In recent months it was nice to think over the latest things experienced here and there. It enriched my imaginary and urged me to create new stories with scraps, tickets, calendars collected along the art&life way. Among other things, four artist books were handmade and many words were written in ultramarine ink with a nib shaped as the Eiffel Tower. Multimedia attachments like “Sounds and memories around the Mediterraneo” and other more or less ir-relevant videos completed the artist books. Then, I wanted to return to my first love, that was/is painting. “Selfportrait at 60″ on a rectangle of nonwoven fabric (I like very much the dotted texture of the material) came out: I had already made it as a collage but acrylics and pastes are more involving and unpredictable! Then I rescued from the shed some wood that I had used in the Nineties for color tests. These were turned into portraits emerging from the turquoise of the sea. Veering towards Christmas time, I am ending the year with a Santa Claus puppet to dress!
Two videos of the performance “Dance du Tarot en F”, that was made at the sepulchre of Raymond Roussel in Paris last July, take part in the IX edition of Magmart, the international videoart festival of Naples. The curator is Enrico Tomaselli.
The videos can be seen, till March 2015, at the following links
30 videos will be selected for the permanent collection of CAM, Contemporary Art Museum of Naples.
As for my videography, I started for the necessity of taking notes of sounds and movements besides the images, along my art&life path. Most of my videos are kept in the personal archive and/or sent to whom it might concern. Since the beginning of the practice, in 2005, some of the most significant ones were showed/took part in Magmart editions/webmagazines and in the Mexican event “07-07-07 para el dia del paraguas negro”.