DOT is an on going project, a collection of digital heavens unearthed via Google Street View in the various capitals of the world, from Europe to Africa, from Asia to America.
The cataloging was born from the need to store the errors of the photographic system Virtual Tour, errors generated when the software redial camera can not compose exactly the 360 degree panoramic image. The loss of memory of some pixels at the center of the image, creates a small black dot.
In a world where real life and the digital reality begin to merge, and blend, so more and more frequent, the error information is the only salvation to be able to distinguish real images from virtual images.
EXIT is a on going photographic project that exploits a new feature of Google Street View: to enter in many public activities such as bars, gyms, hotels, offices, restaurants, shops, and many others.
Indeed this photographic research represents a new key to interpret the modern human condition, where the technology becomes more and more powerfully present in our lives: today GSV is not limited to map the streets, squares, places outdoors but crosses the boundary between public and private, between outside and inside.
MORPHO-GRAPHY is a photographic analysis journey of the earth morphology through different mapping technologies such as Google Maps and Google Street View. New systems of investigation and study to understand the many changes of the surface, changes that man does for satisfy his own ''needs''.
PLEASE, FORGIVE US! condemns the exploitation of oil resources in Texas,
DISASSEMBLY LINE addresses the issue of low-cost labor in developing countries, ONE CHINA IN AFRICA reveals the Chinese neo-colonialism in Africa, FAMILY LUNCH focuses on intensive livestock, KILOS FOR SECOND examines the consequences of occidental consumerism, especially in United States, CROSSING OVER is the symbiosis of two states so different but so close each other.
Every transformation process of the territory has brought with it the inevitable repercussions on the quality of the landscape and, consequently, on the living conditions of the people who inhabit it, but especially on the cultural, social and environmental related to that territory and its evolutionary mechanisms. The overall result is a landscape strongly discontinuous and a deep visual fragmentation and socio-cultural.
It is therefore a priority to rethink the relationship between urbanized territory and not to determine the conditions and prospects of landscape fragmentation, thus identifying the possible prevention and regeneration of the topography and cultural heritage.
2014 | Milan, Italy
PLEASE, FORGIVE US!
The rapid growth of population and the unsustainable lifestyle and consumerist adopted by the western systems have caused the alteration of entire ecosystems of freshwater and saltwater, polluted by chemicals, sewage discharge and oil spills.
If on the one hand, in countries in the developing world, the environment is under increasing pressure from the population to improve their living conditions, on the other hand the consumer habits of the industrialized world - especially the United States and Canada - squander the most precious resources, leaving behind a trail of barren lands and wastelands.
2014 | Texas, United States
In the 1980s, Gadani was the largest site for demolition of ships in the world, with more than 30,000 direct employees. However, competition from new plants in Alang (India) and Chittagong (Bangladesh) resulted in a significant reduction in production, leading Gadani has disposed of less than one fifth of the ships of 1980.
Despite this, the Gadani yard is a world leader in terms of efficiency, in fact, a ship of 5,000 LDT is demolished in 30/45 days, while in India and Bangladesh it takes, on average, more than six months for a ship of the same size.
At Gadani is used a large amount of local manpower at low cost with minimum mechanical assistance. Workers can earn a maximum of $ 4 per day and are exposed to many dangers.
single frame | video in loop
2014 | Gadani, Pakistan
ONE CHINA IN AFRICA
Chinese are a fifth of the world population and are hungry for food, land and energy. Over the past decade, their oil consumption has increased by 35 times and imports of steel, copper and aluminum devour about 80% of world supplies. The Chinese population has almost tripled in the last fifty years, from 500 million to 1.3 billion people.
For this reason the government in Beijing has launched the political program of ''One China in Africa'', a sort of national lottery to leave the country and settle in a new continent. In total inattention, a staggering 750 thousand Chinese have already moved to Africa over the last ten years. The strategy has been carefully developed by Chinese officials, who estimated that China needs to send 300 million people in Africa to solve the problems of overpopulation and pollution.
2014 | Luanda, Angola
variable dimensions mini projector
The FAO predicts that by 2050 the production of meat and milk will double, rising respectively from 229 to 465 million tons and from 580 to 1053 million tons. A problem, since to produce 1 kg of meat proteins takes on average 16 kg of vegetable proteins.
Accordingly, to obtain 1 kg of cow meat proteins is necessary to cultivate an agricultural area 16 times greater than necessary to get the kg of vegetable proteins. The relationship between the soy and beef is instead of 20 to 1. Using the same time and the same surface area needed to produce 1 kg of meat, can produce 200 kg of tomatoes or 160 kg of potatoes.
300x150 cm printed fabric
2014 | Casa del Mantegna, Mantua
2014 | Sala Dogana - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
KILOS PER SECOND
In New York, in March 2001, was closed the worlds largest landfill located at Fresh Kills, Island States. The city administration had to prepare a complex mechanism to get rid of 12,000,000 kg of waste every day.
The expensive transport system consists of 500 trucks that every day cross the bridges or tunnels that connect the five boroughs of the city. Their loads of garbage are then assigned to a fleet of 450 other Tir which they travel to remote landfills in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and even Virginia, 300 km away. The mechanism has required the hiring of 900 new employees and costs skyrocketed to $ 300 million per year (220 million euros).
100x100 cm plotter print
2014 | United States
3,169 kilometers is the length of the border between Mexico and the United States of America, the most international border crossing in the world where, every year, 300 million people move legally. In 1994 entered into force the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) whose objectives were manifold, including: removing barriers to imports, promote conditions of fair competition, increase investment opportunities.
An agreement strongly criticized in U.S. for the possible reduction of wages through internal immigration, such in Mexico, due to the difficulty of local farmers to compete against the strong U.S. subsidies to the agricultural field.
200x50 cm lambda print
2014 | Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano, Rome
The following works have been created after beeing selected from national open calls. Specifically: INDUSTRIAL AGE finalist in Photo Cards Trieste, URBAN GEOMETRIES selected for 2043 qui in Udine, POINTS OF VIEW selected for Verticalita' in Genoa.
Are also presented commissioned works made in response to the specific theme of the exhibition: LIKE A STONE Roccedimenti New Exhibition Space of Casso, NATURAL DEFENSES DeltArte Ca' Vedramin Museum at Taglio di Po, LIFE IN SQUARE I luoghi delle emozioni at San Gaetano CUltural Center, Padua.
LIKE A STONE
With strict care geographical coordinates which referred to the material of choice, trying to re-establish contact that always will loosen: the link between the sign and the thing, between the image and the reality of a particular place, in a specific context.
For Dolomiti Contemporanee the map of Casso is subtracted to his clear and unemotional perspective from above to returns to land, embodying harsh rocky material which it is made this area. text written by Guido Bartorelli
100x100 cm plotter print
2013 | Nuovo Spazio Espositivo, Casso
To relate the natural defenses of the Po del Delta, consisting of multiple strips of land with a total length of 40 km, with the idrovore, mechanical defenses realized by man in the middle of the XX century for the protection and reclamation of the polesano land.
The warm colors of the nature are opposed to the cold and materiality aseptic of the aluminum to synthesize the difficult balance of the territory with the presence of man.
70x200 cm lambda print on aluminum plate
2013 | Museo Ca' Vendramin, Taglio di Po
Trieste hiding places and subjects that may offer exceptional. Tell it through the study of a careful shot or shots with fast, intuitive, black and white or color, or image-editing software will be the task of the photographers involved in Photo Cards Trieste.
That will be one that will be described Trieste extra/ordinary not only in the eyes of those who see it for the first time, but also in the eyes of those who, in this special place, lives, works, imagine, dream and wish.
extraction - processing - trading
15x10,5 cm digital print
2013 | Sala Selva - Palazzo Gopvevich, Trieste
The work is characterized as territorial survey of two specific places in the province of Udine, Palmanova and Lignano Pineta, to imagine what will be the future characteristics of the new population centers.
The work does not intend to propose design solutions but, by creating interconnections between distant subjects, give some suggestions for future urban development of this area.
New York - Palmanova
85x85 cm 160 gr paper + transparent film
2013 | Ex Upim - PALAZZO conTEMPORANEO, Udine
POINTS OF VIEW
The work aims to investigate the subjective perception of places and spaces typical of Genoa. Despite the difficult terrain of Genoa in fact, the city has continued to evolve, stratifying over the years.
The only points of conjunction between the different urban layers, are formed by special systems of ATM including vertical and inclined elevators, lifts, escalators.
A6 Ascensore Castelletto Levante
2 digital photo frame 15''
2012 | Sala Dogana - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
SHADOWS OF THE SOUL
Capturing the soul of Venice through the shadow of his buildings that stand out in the lagoon. In the reflections of the Grand Canal is possible to read the signs and forms of the historic Venetian architecture, like its chimneys of a truncated inverted cone, also called ''carpacceschi''.
Aseptic images, captured by the satellite, are printed on textured paper to recreate the movement of the waves, thus acquiring its own life; the marked surface of passepartout summarizes the uniqueness of this place: being the only island city within a lagoon.
80x80 cm direct print on tintoretto paper
2013 | Sala Dogana - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
LIFE IN SQUARE
Analyze the urban tissue of Padua responding to a request for redevelopment the old military barracks Romagnoli, having an area of 140.000 square meters. Photographic research move from a subjective view to an objective one, choosing as an analysis tool google maps.
Looking for similar urban extensions in order to understand the characteristics and functions, five areas have been identified that, unexpectedly, could be represented by following a well defined timeline: hospital, old town, fair, wholesale center and cemetery.
military barracks Romagnoli - 140.000 mq
50x50 cm lambda print between two plexiglass
2012 | San Gaetano Cultural Center, Padua
2013 | Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona
2013 | Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki (Greece)
NO MORE LANDMARKS
Are there still points of reference in our capitalist economy, where occidental culture has exalted individualism as the only social perspective to achieve its goals?
Loss of common values, the absence of long-lasting relationships, lack of sharing. No More Landmarks thus poses a profound reflection, eliminating one of the economic and cultural symbols of the twentieth century, the skyscraper, synonymous of power, wealth and affirmation. The old paradigms data will be replaced, but what will the new ideals?
Empire State Building - Bank of America Tower
80x200 cm each lambda print
2013 | Circuito Dante 1001, Padua
2014 | 3D Gallery, Mestre
SURROUNDING AT NIGHT
With its 7.681 skyscrapers, Hong Kong is the city with the highest concentration of buildings; 48 of which exceed 200 meters tall and 4 of these are part of the 15 highest in the world.
Walking through the city streets, means to enter into a forest of cement-glass that seems growing day by day. Dynamism and urban vitality are well summarized in the thousands of lights that illuminate the horizon (?) overnight.
2011 - 2012 Hong Kong
280x280 cm direct print on glass
VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE
Using a mobile phone to capture the structural fragments that are used as modular systems give rise to new forms, geometric compositions, futuristic buildings, future visions.
The technical choice of printing directly onto plates of aluminum is the core of the project. The media in fact, not only serves as a simple frame for the image, but emphasize the interpenetration between photography and matter.
Arata Isozaki - Kyoto Concert Hall
145x110 cm direct print on aluminum
2012 | Ono Arte Contemporanea, Bologna
BLUE SKY PROJECT
The best camera is the one that's with you, every day. Photography does not reproduce reality, but gives his own interpretation of the world around us. Seizing a moment, stopping the time, leaving to others the subjective view of a fregment of life.
Blue Sky Project was born from the awareness that new technologies open up the possibility of imagining new creative paths. A trip to Spain, the simplicity of a moment, shots of the fleeting sky by the click of a cell phone.