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GIUSEPPE LO SCHIAVO PORTRAIT

An underground setting designed for Giuseppe Lo Schiavo.

Inside the Bonomelli Collector, among submerged irrigation ditches, ancient aqueducts, sewers and clear underground canals, an unusual and silent Milan is hidden. An underground architecture that the MM SpA team has opened before our eyes.

I had already met Giuseppe during an exhibition dedicated to NFTs in Milan and, after involving him in the project, I met him in Piazza Bonomelli, which was closed to allow us to enter into the belly of Milan.

Among his works, I was struck by the work Metafisica in which astronauts are present, recurring figures in Giuseppe's work.

With my husband, the team and Giuseppe, after putting on the white overalls and protective helmets, we go down to the Milan underground. A surreal scenario that evoked in me the same scenarios of the artist's works. With extreme caution we set up the set by positioning the lights, the protections and the tripod. All the while a deep, distant sound from the rushing waters was the soundtrack. It seemed to be in another dimension, or rather an unknown planet. It was not easy to move in this environment but its suggestiveness was priceless. Faithful to Giuseppe, the Robot-dog accompanied us in every shot protected almost as if he had a soul.

Sometimes, when I shoot, I lose touch with reality, this allows me to imagine and build the scenarios I would like. In this imaginative game the Robot-dog had a life and maybe even enjoyed it.

Print Size: cm 64,3 x 48,2 - inches 25,3 x 19

Creator

Sara Aliscioni

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BIO

Sara has been dedicating herself to photography and photographic calligraphy since 2006. She matured the artistic matrix from her father, musician and composer, who led her to explore not only the world of theater, to which she dedicated herself for several years both as an interpreter as a stage photographer, but also of music, studying classical music theory and playing bass for several years, as well as cinema, influenced by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia where her father worked as a sound engineer.

In addition to the various courses on photographic techniques and workshops dedicated to travel reportage, he attended the training promoted by the MoMA on photography as a means of individual artistic expression, as a technique for exploring and documenting the reality as well as a tool for communication and criticism of society and our culture. Subsequently, driven by an interest in history that draws on photojournalism as a primary source, she followed the course on the use of images, films and their historical interpretation in the 20th century with the University of London & Royal Holloway.

Among the activities followed, Sara has curated various photographic backstage works, the last of these at the Macro Museum in Rome. After having increased her knowledge, she has also matured her style thanks to the continuous and daily training of the artist Alessandro Bavari.

United by photography as an expression of art, as well as by their personal bond, together they created the book Kill the Covid! a rural horror photographic mockumentary set in Italy, faithful to their artistic, visionary and provocative style.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The photographic choice oriented towards Reportage and Street Photography, features strictly black and white calligraphy. Inspired by the language of the Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Sara Aliscioni offers images made of symbolism, drama and poetry in an objective but at the same time sentimental interpretation, describing the harsh reality that sees man at its center in familiar and everyday contexts. The common thread is always the search for beauty even when what surrounds the subject is decadent, dark and forgotten.

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Collettore Bonelli, Milan, Italy

Subject

Giuseppe Lo Schiavo

Genre

Portrait

Artist

Sara Aliscioni

Edition

1/1

Dimensions

6329x4740

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

Can be used to display privately, or in commercial and non-commercial settings, or in groups with an unlimited number of participants. The license includes unlimited use and display in virtual or physical galleries, documentaries, and essays by the NFT holder. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works.

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