ciao mamma, io esco
2012 - 2019
warfare cardboard, foam rubber,
plastic and scotch
DEPICTION OF NATURE AND SOCIETY, Galerie Italienne, Paris, FR - 2019
monuments is a series of sculptures composed by ordinary objects mostly reproduced in marble or stone. In these hyper-realistic sculptures, the material is moulded to depict our daily life objects’ shapes; thus it disappears, transforming itself into a symbol.
In this case, the series (composed of 20 pieces) reproduce urban warfare protections used by antagonistic groups during G8 summit in Genoa. I cataloged these armor thanks to the amateur videos made during the protest. After a slowly and meticulous process to stratification of small pieces of white plastic tape, the sculptures petrify becoming anthropomorphic forms, possible remains of classical sculptures.