Category Archives: TEXTS WITH IMAGES

Jacques Derrida, To Save the Phenomena.

In 1989 the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, wrote an essay on my early artwork entitled “Sauver les phénomènes”.

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Keams Canyon, May 1896 (2021)

Six works (30×40 and 30×30 sizes) on Hopi children at the Keams Canyon Industrial School in 1896.

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Hostile Hopi (English, 2021)

The following text is the premise to a work I’m doing, that is, the intervention on some photographs taken by Aby Warburg in the spring of 1896, in the North-East of Arizona (USA).

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Anabasis. Mario Rigoni Stern landscapes. (2015-2021)

Mario Rigoni Stern (1921-2008) had two ‘anabasis experiences’ in his lifetime.

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Hostile Hopi (2017-2021)

Il primo contatto degli Hopi con gli Occidentali risale al 1540, quando il condottiero spagnolo Francisco Vàzquez de Coronado venne a sapere della loro esistenza e ne fece un primo censo.

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Nouvelle iconographie (2020)

J’ai notamment utilisé les illustrations de La nouvelle iconographie de la Salpêtrière, revue publiée entre 1888 et 1916 à Paris par le professeur Charcot et le photographe Albert Londe.

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La Buoncostume-Salpêtrière (2020)

La Buoncostume-Salpêtrière, 2020, 34×34, technique mixte.

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Gedicht 1990

Potsdamerplatz 1990. Photo: Thomas Grenz.  

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Ceramic writings (2003-2020)

Handwritten tiles and plates made in Vietri sul Mare.

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Nouveaux dessins pour assiettes à sushi, printemps 2020.

Un nouvel ordre d’assiettes à sushi (ou à sardines) pour l’usine Scotto de Vietri sul Mare.

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Dessins de Carême, printemps-été 2020.

Pendant les premières semaines du confinement j’ai dessiné sur chaque attestation dérogatoire utilisée…

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Disegni per vassoi da sardine, primavera 2020

Un nuovo ordine per la ditta Scotto di Vietri sul mare, che dovrebbe riaprire a inizio maggio, per vassoi da sushi (o da sardine).

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Disegni di Quaresima, aprile 2020

Nelle prime settimane della quarantena (marzo-aprile 2020) ho disegnato ogni giorno sull’autocertificazione utilizzata per uscire di casa…

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TR 24063 (2019)

Una fermata più lunga del previsto, alla stazione di Otricoli o di Civita Castellana, non so più…

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Images trouvées, images adoptées (2019)

Il existe un mot allemand à la double signification : Findlinge. Il désigne aussi bien les rochers erratiques déposés par les glaciations dans des territoires d’une autre nature géologique, et les enfants trouvés…

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RT und RV (2019)

A German manual of Zoology from 1868, from which some plates are excerpted and reproduced on glass, and the real illustrations of an animal anatomy book for artists (Leipzig 1898).

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Millenovecento (2018-2021)

Une nouvelle série, qui en reprend une plus ancienne.

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From Morgantina (2018)

From Morgantina to Cythera and back.

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Steintal (2018)

Ban de la Roche n’est pas Cythère, et le pasteur Oberlin n’est pas la déesse Aphrodite. Tout accueil a une limite.

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Rupestri-Citera (2018)

Carte geografiche antiche dell’isola di Citera sovrapposte a fotografie di grotte preistoriche e tombe etrusche.

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Baedeker Roya (2018)

Un Baedeker, le guide touristique par excellence, de la Riviera. Des images de la gare de frontière italienne de San Dalmazzo di Tenda, aujourd’hui Saint Dalmas de Tende,

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Raubvögel (2018)

Plates from a 1886 German book of zoology, superimposed to maps of real and imaginary places: the Greek island Cythera and Balnibarbi land from Gulliver’s Travels.

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Polifilo, Raubtiere (2018)

Inspired by Poliphilo’s encounter with the wolf on the island of Cythera, a series of plates from…

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From Cythera series C (2018)

Six woodcuts from the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili are superimposed to photographs of real places…

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From Cythera series A (2018)

But why am I interested in Cythera? Because I consider this island to be a sort of paradigm of the gap between a real place and the images of it created and transmitted by past artists.

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Transit (2017)

Des photos prises d’une main, tout en conduisant et sans regarder. Quelque part par là doit être le cimetière où est enterré le célèbre écrivain allemand.

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Ruins in the Forest. Series A (2016-2017)

Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia, Purgatorio canto XXVIII

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Ruins in the Forest. Series B (2016-2017)

The second of two series of recent works on Nature, either doomed or dooming.

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Land paintings (2013-2016)

… leaving it on the ground as an intrusive element, photographing.

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Rendez-vous en décembre 2016

Rendez-vous en décembre 2016

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