|Le Figaro - Economie 2007||Pubblicità in cassetta 2003||Il Sole 24 Ore - s.d.||La Gazzetta dello Sport 2010|
|Il Giornale dell'Arte 2006||Pubblicità Expert 2010||Italia Oggi 2010||Pubblicità di quotidiani 2010|
|Mickey mouse 2010||White newspaper ball 2006||La Gazzetta dello Sport 2011||La Voce di Romagna Sport 2010|
|Il Resto del Carlino 2009||Paper rugby-ball 2011||Pagine Bianche 2011||Le Figaro Economie 2011|
|Pubblicità scura 2011||Corriere della Sera 2011||Texas ads 2011||La Repubblica 2010|
|Red newspaper ball 2004||Cordicella 2005||Sacksball 2012||Pubblicità Media world 2012|
|Lufthansa Magazin 2012||Blue ball 2012||Celeste ball 2012||La Gazzetta dello Sport 2012|
|Green paper ball 2007||B/N paper ball 2003||Carlino Estate 2008||Blue Anne paper ball 2007|
|Gazzettino Immobiliare 2010||La Gazzetta dello Sport 2012||Paperpalla 2006||Financial Time 2007|
|Ziarul Românesc 2010||Colonial paper ball 2011||Media paper ball 2012||Euronics paper ball 2012|
Elenco gomitoli Page 1 2 3 4 5
I am an ecologist, a sculptor and a performer. These three identities together led me to use printed paper for my creations. I love feeling paper in my hands, hoping that other people can be inspired by my work to recycle. I love thinking that it is possible to save our ecosystem and that future generations will benefit from my work as an artist. I love seeing in my finished works their stiffnes, how similar they are to the trees they come from. I love creating sort of archives not only with my “tape-stries” and “tape-centres” but with every new work which gathers stories, images, advertisements of the past.
I start by ripping a newspaper into stripes, then I make a thread out of them, overlapping the two ends of the stripes without using water or glue, but just twisting them together. I avoid using glue because the thread would lose softness and elasticity and, by drying, it would create corners difficult to be knitted. I never add colours: the only colours I use are those I find in printed paper: sometimes the background is already coloured, other times I select pages of advertisements in a certain colour, which I then transform into balls. Once the balls are ready I knit the thread, or I crochet it or I weave it with a loom, following the traditional procedures and the projects I have.
My works are poor and precious at the same time.
Traduzione di Maddalena Ghini
The webpage was made by Ivano Vitali