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Part of my research is based on the attempt of making works that could be described in few words.The other part of my research tries to explain how to make them. But it’s impossibile to describe it in few words.
Untitled is a performance thought specifically for the LiveWorks Performance Act Award at Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy.
The work consists of using the production budget to pay a lawyer who will illustrate to the members of the jury and to the
audience the reasons why the performance should win.
watch an extract of the performance
Naysayer (working with the negatives)
Naysayer (working with the negatives) is a project that explores a certain way of making art and creative artifacts.
The website hosts a series of projects and works made through a negative approach or with a creative process that highlight
the absence of something. The website is composed by two pages. Both can be read only by selecting the whole text and
they are one the negative copy of the other. While in the black page the words connected to the concepts of absence and
nothingness are the only visible, in the white page those are hidden.
visit the website
Jeg Er Enorme Jævler
video (90:00) / performance
Jeg Er Enorme Jævler is a 90 minute movie in two parts and a performance. The piece is an ambitious collage of found
online footage and images, and the artist dancing and lip-syncing pop songs.
watch the first chapter
watch the first chapter (performance)
Zoo is composed by a collection of products that feature animals' brand. Three red bulls, four camels, one grey goose,
four pelikans, one puma, seven lions.
If Art Were To Disappear Tomorrow What Stories Would We Tell Our Kids?
book (published by Link Editions)
in collaboration with Giovanna Manzotti
If Art Were To Disappear Tomorrow What Stories Would We Tell Our Kids? is a project that aims to create an archive of
tweet-structured texts capable of describing contemporary artworks.
This project came about with the idea of ordering a huge amount of works that share the common feature of being very
simple yet very meaningful. We have tried to condense the shapeless mass of images and information of contemporary
artworks present in our computers and on the web, into a simple, functional and structured system, in which the complexity
of the art-world is partially compressed into the brevity of one tweet. The result can be described as an uncanny collection
of contemporary fairy tales. First developed as a Twitter-based performance comprising hundreds of tweets, the project has
been now translated in book form, including 94 tweets organized into a single story.
download the book
My Lovin Joint
My Lovin Joint is a solo show set up in the house of a friend. In a room I re-made and put in connection three existing
works, Untitled (Perfect Lovers) (1991) by Felix Gonzales Torres, Constellation (2009) by Chun Yun and Work No. 227
The Lights Go On And Off
(2000) by Martin Creed. This latter regulated the vision of the other two works (when
the light is off you can see Constellation, when is on you can see Untitled (Perfect Lovers)), while the two clocks timed the
five seconds useful to make Work No. 227: The lights going on and off clear.
Famous Prince songs were the soundtrack of the show.
watch the documentation (1)
watch the documentation (2)
The Importance Of Being Context
2014 - ongoing
in collaboration with Valeria Mancinelli
The Importance of Being Context is an online archive that collects a series of well known art performances, mainly from
the 60’s and the 70’s. In the archive, video documentation of works by Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman
and the like is replaced by YouTube videos in which different individuals per- form actions unwittingly similar to those in
the original performance in question.
performances at the following links:
cukicuki is a solo show consisting of an installation of more than three hundred ice-tea cans and the projection of a video performance,
realized in the spaces of the gallery.
in collaboration with quattrolinee
In occasion of April’s Fool Viafarini’s website has been modified for one day. All the graphic structures have been
brought back to 2001, while the contents rest the same of 2014.
Useless is composed by a series of useless action, something between playing a game and performing a performance.
Poetry Is What Gets Lost In Translation
2013 - ongoing
The work consists of an audio file in which the sentence “Poetry is what gets lost in translation” is read and translated,
through Google translator, into different languages.
The languages chosen are the official languages of the countries that are on the same parallel of the city in which the work
is displayed. The sentence makes a dizzying tour of the world from country to country.
2013 - ongoing
in collaboration with Enrico Boccioletti
™®√€ is a clothing brand that mixes the art-world with famous trademarks.
sibi is an instructions generator useful to make potential artworks. It can generate more than 50 billions sets of instructions.
The software is used as a creative tool during workshops in collaboration with Universities, museums and art spaces.
Per Te (4U)
video / performance
Per Te (4U) is the narration of a love story. The falling in love, the passion, the sex, the break up are all revisited through
Prince's songs' lyrics. The work consists of a video and of a lip-synched performance.
Lipogam is a lesson about how limits often could help the inventiveness and imagination of us all; about how limits
galvanize, motivate and push us and how they could be seen as a stimulus, as an incentive.
The entire lecture has been conducted without using the letter R. The entire audience did not know about the limitation.
The lecture has been conducted both in Italian, at the IUAV in Venice, and in English, at the Politecnico di Milano and at
Mediterranea 16. The "r" is the only letter I can't spell.
Otto (italian for eight) is a work about palindromes.
The installation consists of eight (otto) objects (two series of four): a wing (ala), an anona, a gold nugget (oro), a bone
(osso) and symmetrically another bone, another gold nugget, an anona and a wing. The words that describe these objects in
Italian are palindromes, as it is their disposition in the space.
Syria è veramente una cantante di merda
For three months I did not say anything bad about anybody. After these 3 months I displayed all the things that I did not
say, but that I wrote down.
Syria è veramente una cantante di merda.
Si, l’Abramovic è diventata veramente una balena.
Guarda, la sua ragazza è proprio un cesso.
Quella bionda stronzetta avrà sicuramente qualcosa da dire.
Sta padrona di casa è una deficiente.
Non passa mai.
Bossi è veramente un coglione.
Un po’ arrogantella questa, no?
La tipa al bar era troppo scortese.
Anche la Pausini è diventata una balena.
Quelli dell’agenzia sono veramente dei bastardi.
Ė noiosa questa, non riesco a seguirla.
Sarà sicuramente un deficiente il suo tipo.
Ma si può tirare una testata in una finale dei mondiali?
Devi essere scemo.
Secondo me è brutta forte.
Guarda che charleston ha i gamboni.
Comunque sono un po’ dei ladri.
Potevano offrire da bere.
Sono veramente maleducate. Dovevano venire a salutare.
Sono un po’ moscette.
Non sono andato a lezione per vedere quelle sceme.