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

Palermo/
Manifesta 12.

Type—Collective exhibition
Curator—Video Sound Art
Media—Printed, Video
Exhibition—Manifesta 12
Year—2018


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.              (Exhibition views by Neroshootings and Francesco Bellina)
Video Sound Art has invited the artist to narrate through her picture the parts of Palermo she discovered during a residency. 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.

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.
Type—Photo Series
Media—Web
Year—2013—2020

This series started as a work documenting the scenario encountered during daily walks in Japan and most often in Tokyo. Domestic dimensions in urban spaces have often been the subject of these observations focusing on a universe of ordinary matters such as underground tunnels, swirl cake shop and shrine microcosmos dispersed in the urban scape. Since 2013 I often return to Japan and walking has become a way to explore an interior perception of this informal landscape. In this project Japan also exits as another place, a personal geography emerging through the years from the recollection of these travels.

Japan 2013—2020

Type—Personal work

This series started as a work documenting the scenario encountered during daily walks in Japan and most often in Tokyo. Domestic dimensions in urban spaces have often been the subject of these observations focusing on a universe of ordinary matters such as underground tunnels, swirl cake shop and shrine microcosmos dispersed in the urban scape. Since 2013 I often return to Japan and walking has become a way to explore an interior perception of this informal landscape. In this project Japan also exits as another place, a personal geography emerging through the years from the recollection of these travels.

Gravity
Type—Photo Series
Media—Web, print
Year—2016

Project looking at landscape as a way to talk about the relationship between object and space, to explore dimension and proportion.

Gravity.

Type—Personal work

Project looking at landscape as a way to talk about the relationship between object and space, to explore dimension and proportion.

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

This project documents Anton Alvarez work at Fonderia Battaglia. Anton 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.

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


L'ultima cera.

This project documents Anton Alvarez work at Fonderia Battaglia. Anton 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.

Type—Editolial
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.

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.

Type—Editolial
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.

European Geosciences Union.

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.

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

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

Torino.

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


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

Paestum.
Type—Editorial
Media—Web
Year—2019

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

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.

Rankeiso-Inn.
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.

Rankeiso-Inn.

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.
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.

Tblisi.

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.

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

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)

B&B Italia.

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)

Yamakawa Diaries—Tokyo and Bali
Type—Catalogue
Client—Yamakawa Rattan
Creative Direction—Paola Bellani
Art Direction—Giovanni Marchi
Media—Printed
Year—2017

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.

Yamakawa Rattan.

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


Yamakawa Diaries—Tokyo and Bali

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.

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

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

Flos.

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.

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

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.

Fendi.

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.

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

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.)

Torrilana.

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.)

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

Editorial collaboration featuring Plan chair from Interno Italiano 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.

Mobile milking unit.
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.

Mobile milking unit.

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.

©2020 Francesca Ferrari