I am an interdisciplinary artist based in Rome, a city-stage rich in styles and forms that overlap each other. My training comes from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome where, after an initial course in Painting and Sculpture, I then turned to the Scenography course.
In the 90s I was part of the group of Gregorio Paolini, an intellectual and author of a new way of doing television that pushed towards a richer and higher quality model of television. The golden years of generalist TV created an expectation of mass consumption, a narrative directed at everyone. Large numbers, masses and ordinary people formed the consensus to turn to in spreading wide-ranging messages aimed at changing things. My interest in television makes perfect sense. On television we find different levels of meaning, as well as a high level of stimulation and comparison that aim to trigger mechanisms in the minds of viewers and to reach a high degree of attention. Experimenting, understanding how this machine works, was for me the opportunity to analyze the possibility of creating a language that reaches people directly. I deliberately confronted myself with all television genres, from TG to reality TV, up to the icon-program of Italian television, the Sanremo Festival. Over time, I was able to analyze two expressive potentials: the visual language oriented to the internal viewer, physically present in the soundstage, and the power of the same language to the external viewer, who observes through the cathode ray tube.
My work Audience was the first emblematic step towards an artistic path still in progress. My video installation was also my first work to come out of television, demonstrating how much my work is independent from a reading strictly linked to television scenography.
My long experience finally led me to teach Multimedia Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and at the IED in Rome.
Among my numerous projects I can mention:
“Ritratto continuo” (2013-2015); “Wonderful” (2012); “Occupy” (2012); “Audience” (2011); “L’incombenza” (2011); “La parola a tutti” (2010); “L’era glaciale” (2009); “Guardami” (2004); “La foresta vergine” (2001);