Ibirapuera 2016. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond 30 x 45

 

Ibirapuera #2, 2016. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond 30 x 45 cm

 

Aclimação 2016. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond 30 x 45 cm

 

Ibirapuera #3, 2016. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond 53 x 78 cm

 

Samba panorama (Samba italiano),2016. Video 2’.15”

While the view from Edificio Italia goes by, a music in the background creates a new bridge between Italy and Brazil through the notes of composer Adoniran Barbosa. The building, a symbol of the Italian colony in São Paulo, offers a look on the entire city with the music of the song Samba italiano, entirely sung in an imperfect Italian.

 

(text)

These works are the evolution of a research started during my residency at FAAP in São Paulo, linked to the Italian immigration in Brazil. I started from the attempt to translate my perception of the current situation – after more than a century from the arrival of the first wave of Italians to Brazil. Touching on a stereotypical imaginary of the tropical nature and the Brazilian tradition, I carry my vision through photographic images and video as experiential forms of a life.

© 2015