A series of "philosophical notes", mostly arising from an artwork, possibly originating a new one.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT


I am a class ’76 and came to art only in my late 30s after a long period of studies at a PhD level and work experiences in different fields. I have not attended any art academies or art schools, I have learned (and keep learning) everything by doing. I consider myself a “multidisciplinary artist” in the sense that I don’t have a privileged medium. In my work I start from an intuition sometimes triggered by a material or an object, something that […]

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“WHERE IS MY SACRED?” : EXHIBITION’S BOOKLET


This is the booklet I wrote for my exhibition “Where is my sacred?” @ Fondazione Cerere december 5th – 21th 2018. «The sacred is an element of the structure of consciousness and not a moment in the history of consciousness. The experience of the sacred is inextricably linked to the effort made by man to build a world that has meaning. Hierophanies and religious symbols constitute a pre-reflective language. Since it is a specific language, sui generis, it needs its own […]

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BONES IN CUSTOMS AND ARTS: A BRIEF ANTHROPOLOGY


ETYMOLOGY AND DEFINITION OF “BONE” The Greek word for “bone” is ὀστέον (“osteon”); also derivable from Greek “ostrakon” (oyster shell). Proto-Indo-European *h₃ésth₁, Sanskrit अस्थि (ásthi) from wich “ashes” (cremated remains). Cognates include Latin “os” and Old Armenian ոսկր (oskr). Other roots: Hittite “hashtai-“, Avestan “ascu-“ (shinbone), Welsh “asgwrn”, Albanian “asht”.  Medicine defines “bone” as a semi-rigid organ that constitutes part of the vertebrate skeleton. Bones support and protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells, store minerals, provide structure and […]

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THE “ALIEN” AS ALLEGORY OF “DEUS ABSCONDITUS”


« Vere tu es Deus absconditus Deus Israhel salvator. » (Indeed, you are a hidden God, you God of Israel, the Savior) – Book of Isaiah (45:15).   THE THEOLOGICAL ALLEGORY During the preparational work for ALBE – A Life Beyond Earth, director Elisa Fuksas and I soon realized we were actually making a “theological film” focused on human solitude and documenting not only the misadventures of a group of people in the province of Rome in search of the “alien”, but also showing […]

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ORACULAR SKULLPTURES : FOCUS ON


BACK HISTORY The Oracular Skullptures project ideally starts in Pantelleria in 2014. By walking in a deserted part of the island between abandoned Dammusi (Sicilian traditional housing) and dry ears, I found a veil’s scapula. It hold something magical,I was so fascinated. I kept it for 2 years before realizing what to do it. One day I dreamt to lacquer/coat this piece in white and once I woke up I went to a laboratory to make my first prototype. CONCEPT From […]

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