MAPS OF THE NIGHT SKY
- 2014 Map of the night sky (Nice). Collège Vernier, Nice, France
- 2015 Map of the night sky (Saint Andrews). University of Saint Andrews, Scotland
- 2015 Map of the night sky (Empoli). Istituto Calasanzio, Empoli, Italy
CARTE DU CIEL (NICE)
2014-2015. Workshop (Col de Vence, Collège Vernier, Nice 23-30 June 2014), video installation. In collaboration with Leonardo Chiappini.
Construction of a new map of the night sky starting from a direct observation of the stars: constellation forms and mythological figures are reinvented during night and open-air workshops using the imprints of common things and objects through the technique of rayography.
Workshop at Collège Vernier and Col de Vence
CARTA DEL CIELO (EMPOLI)
April 2015. Workshop (Istituto Calasanzio, Empoli). In collaboration with: Leonardo Chiappini.
A new map of the night sky created in the Science Lab of the Istituto Calasanzio. Starting from paper, common object and curios objects found in the lab we imagined an alternative cosmo, an alternative time, regulated by a huge machine-constellation, a clock mechanism and a ball game between a football player and a tiger.
MAP OF THE NIGHT SKY (SAINT ANDREWS)
April 2015. Workshop (University of Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, Scotland). In collaboration with Andrea Rossi
A group of students from the University of Saint Andrews recreate an unexpected Big Bang by hiding 50 photosensitive papers under the sand on a beach in front of the Scottish ocean. A map of the sky become the timeline of a sort of cosmogony composed drawing on the send. During the following days we give an order to this work, defining affinities, shapes, direction and names.
THE RIVER (Eridanus)
2013. Sewn fabric. Wool, cotton. 5 pieces. Overall size: 650cm x 300cm approx.
Eridu was an ancient city in south Mesopotamia along the Euphrates, one of the first cities ever.
Eridanus was a small river close to Athens, and it was the old name of the Po.
It was said that Eridanus was the Nile or Ganges.
Eridanus is a constellation about a mythical river, a sort of old paradigm for all the rivers.
REVOLVING MAN, REVOLVING WOMAN
2013. Sewn fabric. Cotton. 400cm x 290cm approx.
In the Navajo sky the Big Dipper and Cassiopea are two figures, a man and a woman revolving around the star that doesn’t move, the North Star.