Autoritratto Modenese / installation view
Autoritratto Modenese (2006)

stones, cd players, headphones
variable dimensions

This installation is composed of 5 big stones, a static element lacking in life, in which, the artist identifies the years of his life in the Italian province. Each stone is equipped with headphones playing a song at the maximum volume which is associated with a particular state of mind in the period between the Eighty’s and beginning of the Ninety’s. It was the moment when music, with all its styles and tendencies, became for many people a fundamental element of daily life, and even their salvation. The songs diffused all together in the space by the headphones are transformed into a cacophonous, indistinguishible sound, pure energy that seems to want to transform the immobile stone into a living thing. The songs are: Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode; Profondo Rosso - Goblin; Love Like Blood - Killing Joke; Death Or Glory - The Clash; The World Keeps Turning - Napalm Death.

Installation view at Galleria Civica, Modena. Italy