Are You Prepared? #13 Digital color coupler print, Diasec mounted
Poggio Reale, Sicily, Italy 2011
An incisive project, which immediately places the user outside of time and space. A profound denunciation of a skeleton society that once lived and continues to live immersed in the contradictions of the contemporary. The project is almost equally divided between interior and exterior, between public and intimate, private spaces. In the exteriors, the buildings of the most frenetic technology, launched and populated, merge with rubble, abandonment, the human desert. The reading is double: if on the one hand it could at first sight lead us to a positive, winning model proposal, the message through which a reality emerges seems concrete: it is precisely the rubble, the past, visibly crushed by the contemporary hysterical, which they constitute its essential root. The interiors, the spaces of the most intimate and personal memory, offer even more the small theaters of living, simple gestures and therefore even stronger in their pro-vocation. But still the irony leads us by the hand, skilfully framing small situations and dressing them now in bourgeois liturgy, now in pin-up poses, in the simplicity of the daily gesture. The preciousness of what remains of the architectural decoration (now pure scenography) feels the pulse of the user, provokes it, pierces a temporal diaphragm, in a surreal space.
35.50” – 90 CM H 35.50” – 90 CM L Edition of 5