Dido’s Problem

Queen Dido of Carthage is better known for her bitter romance with Aeneas, as reported in Vergil’s Aeneid. Her being a historical or mere mythological figure is still debatable, though less known is that she gave name to the isoperimetric problem, which is to determine a plane figure of the largest possible area whose boundary […]

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Xénai [series]

Xénai, ξέναι, is the feminine plural adjective/noun for “foreign, stranger” (ξένος, xénos) in Ancient Greek. A painting series – a project about “strangers” and the possibility to find affinities with them. Moving from classic literary feminine figures marked as “foreigners”, I’m trying to elude any cliché, highlighting elements that can bring them closer – and […]

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a Chiyo-ni. 7 disegni per 28 haiku

(to Chiyo-ni. 7 drawings for 28 haiku) coloured pencils and ink on washi paper, 42×30, 2016 Inspired by the most famous Japanese poetess of all times: Chiyo-ni, who lived in the Kaga Province from 1703 to 1775, this work started as a translation, leading to a metrical Italian version of Chiyo-ni’s haiku (3 verses of […]

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wild daheim

oil on canvas, 120 x 80 cm, 2015. This painting was made while working on Winterreise – Viaggio d’Inverno, a theatrical project based on both Winterreisen: Elfriede Jelinek’s play and Franz Schubert / Wilhelm Müller’s song cycle. In both Winter Journeys there’s the same lyrical ego wandering through, lost in itself, and so here it is, the inner […]

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Bankraub mit Braut

This video is related to the collective project Winterreise, which included several other videos you can all find on Vimeo. Text: Elfriede Jelinek, Winterreise – zwei (beginning) Music : Franz Schubert, Winterreise, “Der Fluss” (piano solo) The text takes inspiration from the scandal of the Hypo Alpe Adria, an Austrian bank foundation widespread throughout the […]

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