Palermo/
Manifesta 12.

Palermo, May 18, 2018.
Type—Collective exhibition
Curator—Video Sound Art
Media—Printed, Video
Exhibition—Manifesta 12
Year—2020

Type—Collective exhibition
Curator—Video Sound Art
Media—Printed, Video
Exhibition—Manifesta 12
Year—2020


Palermo, May 18, 2018.

The boys are busy gathering wood for their neighbourhood blaze, a mountain of old things to burn but also a primitive architecture to build and a tower to observe from. Their fire is the highest in Palermo and nobody can turn it off because the oranges are ammunition and the boys are ready to fight.
The ritual of “vampa di San Giuseppe”, coinciding with the transition from winter to spring, is a testimony of the passage of pagan elements absorbed by the territory and made significant according to the Christian cult. The fire represents the destruction of all that anguishes the community, but it is also a regenerator, a promoter of the welfare of crop and man. This ancient practice is poised between tradition and legality, being considered dangerous for the city. For this reason it is carried out by underage boys, who can't be prosecuted.

The collective exhibition takes place in the city of Palermo, as a collateral event of the twelfth edition of the Biennale Manifestation (16th June – 4th November 2018): TALPE. Well said, Old mole curated by Marta Cereda and Laura Lamonea. The exhibition is an exploration throughout the corridors and classrooms of the Liceo Classico Umberto I. 
The concept of the exhibition comes from the first pages of The Planetary garden by Gilles Cléments. The author tells an episode of his childhood: while his father and his oncle are catching the moles, the young Clément thinks that these animals can be very useful for the garden because continuously they move the soil helping to keep it rich.The mole spends most of his time underground, digging holes. Despite the submerged life, frequently the word in relation to the mole is extermination.
The exhibition presents selected works by mole artists, whose research focuses on uncomfortable or neglected aspects of the reality. The mole artists are able to observe hidden details. They deal with themes repaired from the politically correct attitude.

Curatorial Statement.
Video Sound Art has invited the artist to narrate through her picture the parts of Palermo she discovered during a residency. Before taking the pictures she analyzed the situation, it took her hours, days to be welcomed in the community.Then suddenly she was an integral part of the context (bonfires, the cleaning of race horses, Good Friday), establishing an open dialogue with people and the camera became invisible. Francesca spent a lot of energy to get in touch with people and contexts. I had the impression of seeing things and gestures of documentarians such as Jean Rouche, everything seemed spontaneous. One night I saw her so tired that I thought she wouldn’t be able to go back to Dannisinni the day after, and instead, eating sandwich with provola in the square, here she is againm performative. Francesca engages in situations with her whole body, sometimes it is an endurance struggle.
Exhibition views by Neroshootings and Francesco Bellina

The collective exhibition takes place in the city of Palermo, as a collateral event of the twelfth edition of the Biennale Manifestation (16th June – 4th November 2018): TALPE. Well said, Old mole curated by Marta Cereda and Laura Lamonea. The exhibition is an exploration throughout the corridors and classrooms of the Liceo Classico Umberto I. 
The concept of the exhibition comes from the first pages of The Planetary garden by Gilles Cléments. The author tells an episode of his childhood: while his father and his oncle are catching the moles, the young Clément thinks that these animals can be very useful for the garden because continuously they move the soil helping to keep it rich.The mole spends most of his time underground, digging holes. Despite the submerged life, frequently the word in relation to the mole is extermination.
The exhibition presents selected works by mole artists, whose research focuses on uncomfortable or neglected aspects of the reality. The mole artists are able to observe hidden details. They deal with themes repaired from the politically correct attitude. Curatorial Statement.
Video Sound Art has invited the artist to narrate through her picture the parts of Palermo she discovered during a residency. Before taking the pictures she analyzed the situation, it took her hours, days to be welcomed in the community.Then suddenly she was an integral part of the context (bonfires, the cleaning of race horses, Good Friday), establishing an open dialogue with people and the camera became invisible. Francesca spent a lot of energy to get in touch with people and contexts. I had the impression of seeing things and gestures of documentarians such as Jean Rouche, everything seemed spontaneous. One night I saw her so tired that I thought she wouldn’t be able to go back to Dannisinni the day after, and instead, eating sandwich with provola in the square, here she is againm performative. Francesca engages in situations with her whole body, sometimes it is an endurance struggle.

Japan 2013—2020

Japan 2013—2020.
Type—Personal work

Type—Personal work

Since 2013 I often return to Japan. This series is a recollection of these travels where Japan exits as another place, emerging through the years.

L'ultima cera.
Type—Editorial
Artist— Anton Alvarez
Media—Printed, Web
Year—2019

Type—Editorial
Artist— Anton Alvarez
Media—Printed, Web
Year—2019


L'ultima cera.

Anton Alvarez explores bronze adapting his self-built machine called the Extruder. A large metal cylinder hanging with chains from the ceiling, the Extruder uses an electric motor to exert more than six thousand pounds of pressure on wax, pushing it through different moulds and shapes. The wax is then flowing into a large cold swimming pool and into the hands of the artist who guides the extrusion and adjusts its final shape.

European Geosciences Union.

Type—Editolial
Media—Web
Year—2020

Type—Editorial
Media—Web
Year—2020


Snow and ice are not always as pristine as one may think. If you have ever walked on a glacier or on a snowfield during summer, you might have already noticed that. In fact, both snow and ice are often darkened by impurities. In this project, research activities conducted by scientist (from the University of Milano Bicocca and the National Research Council of Italy) at the Zebrù glacier are represented through photos and videos.

Type—Editolial
Media—Printed, Web
Year—2020

Type—Editorial
Media—Printed, Web
Year—2020


Dust and black carbon deposition in high-mountain Asia darkens snow and ice, increases sunlight absorption and causes melt — a reinforcing feedback. In this editorial collaboration, new research findings are described and the recent scientific literature is reviewed.

B&B Italia.

Paesaggi Astratti.
Type—Book
Client—B&B Italia
Curator—Stefano Casciani
Media—Printed
Publisher—Skira
Year—2016

Type—Book
Client—B&B Italia
Curator—Stefano Casciani
Media—Printed
Publisher—Skira
Year—2016


Paesaggi Astratti.

Portfolio contribution to the book “The Long Life of Design In Italy. B&B Italia 50 Years and Beyond” Skira editore.Through her camera, Francesca Ferrari attempts to transform everyday things into à réaction poétique objects. Observed in uncommon places and perspectives, set against a nature that feigns indifference towards them (though knowing well they come from her and will return to her), the ideas of the best designers bear witness to an alchemic process in these images: distilling, thanks to the industry, aesthetic functionality from refined materials, which must however measure themselves against the age-old problems of humans. (text by Stefano Casciani)

Flos.

Flos.
Type—Catalogue
Client—Flos
Art Director—Stefanie Barth
Media—Printed
Year—2018

Type—Catalogue
Client—Flos
Art Director—Stefanie Barth
Media—Printed
Year—2018


Flos Catalogue.

A Selection from the product shooting made for Flos lighting design collections.

Yamakawa Rattan.

Yamakawa Diaries—Tokyo
Type—Catalogue
Client—Yamakawa
Creative Direction—Paola Bellani
Media—Printed
Year—2017

Type—Catalogue
Client—Yamakawa
Creative Direction—Paola Bellani
Art Direction—Giovanni Marchi
Media—Printed
Year—2017


Yamakawa Diaries—Tokyo

Catalogue story begin on the streets of Tokyo, interpreting the culture of the big city against the backdrop of the many patterns typical of the Japanese capital’s urban fabric.

Fendi.

Design Miami.
Type—Editorial
Client—Fendi
Designer—Chiara Andreatti
Curator—Maria Cristina Didero
Media—Printed, Web
Publisher—T Magazine, L'Officiel, Telegraph, Il Sole 24 Ore
Year—2017

Type—Editorial
Client—Fendi
Designer—Chiara Andreatti
Curator—Maria Cristina Didero
Media—Printed, Web
Publisher—T Magazine, L'Officiel, Telegraph, Il Sole 24 Ore
Year—2017


Design Miami.

Fendi has partnered with curator Maria Cristina Didero to commission a suite of living room furniture designed by Chiara Andreatti to be presented at Design Miami in 2017.

Torrilana.

Torri Lana 1885. Archives and future.
Type—Book
Client—Torrilana
Curator—Studiocharlie
Media—Printed
Publisher—Rubbettino Editore
Year—2019

Type—Book
Client—Torrilana
Curator—Studiocharlie
Media—Printed
Publisher—Rubbettino Editore
Year—2019


Torri Lana 1885. Archives and future.

Portfolio contribution to the book “Torri Lana 1885. Archives and future.” Rubbettino Editore.The Torri Lana archive consists of both fabric and hard copy documents. There are many subdivisions within these two macro groups, such that several levels of interpretation can be made to reconstruct the long history of the company. Fabrics for furniture, which mainly date from the 70s and 80s to the present day on different shelves. The paper archive, among the many documents, stores correspondences from customers and suppliers, drawings and projects, orders and invoices, photographs, promotional materials, documents of purchase or transfer of property, advertising materials for machinery and documents about the Torri family. Present-day projects and historical sections alternate constantly through the pages of the book. The book give an idea of an initial interpretation from which further in-depth studies and research can begin. (Text taken from the introduction of the book.)

Danese.

Tau Collection.
Type—Catalogue
Client—Danese
Curator—Giulio Iacchetti
Media—Printed
Year—2019

Type—Catalogue
Client—Yamakawa
Curator—Giulio Iacchetti
Media—Printed
Year—2019


Tau Collection.

Selection from the product shooting made for Danese jewelry collection.

Internoitaliano.

Plan chair story.
Type—Editorial
Brand—Internoitaliano
Designer—Alessandro Gnocchi
Year—2017

Type—Editorial
Brand—Internoitaliano
Designer—Alessandro Gnocchi
Year—2017


Plan chair story.

Editorial collaboration featuring Plan chair from Interno Italiano collection.

Paestum.

Paestum.
Type—Editorial
Media—Web
Year—2019

Type—Editorial
Media—Web
Year—2019


Collection feauturing—Archaeological Site and Ruins, Caseificio Barlotti, Bufalara, Battipaglia Market, Coastal agriculture.

Torino.

Torino.
Type—Editorial
Client—Monopol Magazin
Media—Printed
Year—2015

Type—Editorial
Client—Monopol Magazin
Media—Printed
Year—2015


AB-NACH-Turin editorial including—Le Roi Dancing, Lingotto, Porta Palazzo market, Rivoli, Parco Dora.

Rankeiso-Inn.

Rankeiso-Inn.
Type—Personal work
Year—2019

Type—Personal work
Year—2019


This is a century-old ryokan, located on a salt water hot-spring. Originally built outside Tsubame-Sanjo Station in 1926, the three-story inn was dismantled in the 1950s and reconstructed in the quiet forests of eastern Niigata.

Tblisi.

Tblisi.
Type—Personal work
Year—2018

Type—Personal work
Year—2018


Science and Technology Library, by G. Bichiasshvili. National Scientific Library was founded in 1941 and currently contains 3 buildings. One building is the Science and Technology Library, founded in 1985. The collection includes about 22 millions patents and standard documents.

Mobile milking unit.

Mobile milking unit.
Type—Personal work
Year—2019

Type—Personal work
Year—2019


Mobility and milking have a long history, with nomads milking cows, goats, sheep and camels over 5,000 years ago. Today there still exists a niche for mobile milking parlours operating in New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, UK, Ireland, and Italy.