K.G. Kollektives Gedächtnis Series
* 2005-2008

In 2000 I found about 500 portraits of unknown people in Italy, probably the work of a professional photograph. During the last years I produced many installations and videos realized with these photos. I describe these works as experiments about the interaction between different identities and memories. I define this as the “third subject”, meaning the outcome of the interaction between two or more other subjects. The associative system of the mnemonic structure of an observer, facing an unknown portrait reacts in producing an ascription of information about the possible identity of the person in the picture.

K.G. is the abbreviation of Kollektives Gedächtnis (collective memory). This concept describes a controversial scientific debate, which together with the ideas of culture and society, take part in the research about the associative system of the brain, especially in the mnemonic processes and in the construction of identity. The research I am conducting is a reflection about these issues in relation with the fiction I produce, as an artist and as cultural identity.

K.G. VI – I will be you – you will be me
mixed media installation * 2007
view of the solo exhibition in the Canèm Gallery 2007
Dia projection, portable projections-screen (150x120x25 cm), 27 Dia B/W. 27 Digital prints (alu-dibond), adhesives gummi-glasses each 30x40cm.
Private collection London

K.G. V – Acquaintances

Videoinstallation * 2005
Projection DVD 30´ 26 Digital Prints 35 x 50 cm

Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon les Bains (FR)
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (H)
Galerie Fraktal, Bielsko Biala (PL)
XX Proposte XX, Sala Bolaffi, Torino (IT)


K.G. IV – chi sono – dove sono
mixed media installation * 2006
Digital prints and collage – each 30x40cm, framed
view of the solo exhibition in the Canèm Gallery 2007