Yesterday at Cinema Oberdan: Tectonic Plate – a stunnin movie from Mika Taanila, with a so delicate but sharp soundtrack from Mika Vainio – i’m so well impressed: to create such a dreamy narration with abstract images, rythm and text. What a pretty strong result, I loved it!
Thanks to Lorenza Pignatti and I Boreali for bring Mikka at Milano Film Festival.
Last july i was at Bonotto’s with my friend Annamaria Ajmone.
We visited the fondation and the factory too as long as we’ll soon be working on a collaboration that will be presented during the next Danae Festival here in Milano.
I’ll develop the music for this Annamaria’s piece.
It’s always special to visit the fondation.. this time Patrizio Peterlini showed us some old Yoko Ono’s drawings – that i loved a lot -, original arrangements from John Cage and tons of other impressive Fluxus pieces and editions.
I even did another selection of fantastic fabrics for the 3rd serie of appointments for the Adagio con buccia – that took place in Nyon – last august – at Far Festival.
A warm goodluck and see you there to the elastico Arrigo Lora Totino.
Few photos from the short visit i had in Gagliano del Capo – last july.
I was there for a 6 hours sleeping concert – from midnight till 6 in the morning, on the roof of the last sud east train station of Italy – Santa Maria di Leuca / Gagliano del Capo.
It was full summer – so nicely sunny and beautiful weather.
I ve aready been down there many times – but on those days i was so much more impressed by how much beauty you can find there around..
Lastation is promoting art and organizing events to share culture and i was their guest.
The landscape, the food, the air, the sea all around is super inspiring.
I would be pretty curious to be there in autumn or winter time, with different clima and less tourism.
well, journey well suggested!
I also visited Francesco from Capo d’Arte at his beautiful house just before the opening of this exhibition – - Wish you luck for the future projects!
In love with lichens.
As Piattaforma Fantastica we love house shows.
In general the situation is always relaxed.
Music and relations are the core and the meaning of why people show up.
Piattaforma Fantastica is to promote a certain kind of music culture.
Many times money makes things boring.
Thanks to Inga who let us organize a small Lettera 22 show in her basement.
I hate food photos. I even dont trust at all the bio wave and this particular new attention to quality food in general.. I would simply say: stay natural, dont trust trend.
Anyway when i visit Morena and her crew at Clandestino in Faenza i always have the lucky to taste pretty delicious dishes, vines and selected ingredients. This end of august I spent 4 days at her restaurant for Argillà – an european biennal of ceramics. I was guess at the restaurant with one of my classic temporary store – fresh clothes in small editions.
The result and suggestion that i ll keep on giving to all of you is always the same:
go to visit Morena and enjoy life
Komeini is the sharp cat in the photo and there was also Andrea from Ca di Viazadur – who is producing honey and tons of freshy vegs. We had fun selling figs, pears and peaches around Faenza with a small cart..
ciao ciao Faenza, see you sooner as p
Some of the last costumes i sewed for Luigi Presicce’s performances.
At Museo Marino Marini in Firenze for Il sogno della cascata di Costantino, where i also worked at the tent, the bed for Costantino, the lamp cross and various other objects.
Then 3 white arlecchinos costumes with hats, for a performance somewhere down in south italy.
Check Luigi’s work here.
i forgot to mention that this last year i had the pleasure to be part of the Naba team. Naba is an accademy of design and fashion design based in Milano and attended by students from all around the world. I was invited to teach at the hand-made accessories class.
We did collages, sketches, from youtube videos to drawings, from movements to immaginary objects, and many prototypes of bags and backpack and eyeshades ect ect.. Pretty pround of the experience and wishing best luck the all the pupils i’ve meet and i’ll meet in the next year 2017.
Just got back at the studio from a travelling summer.
I’ll write soon about..
Listening to one of my favorite album from a great friend of mine //// Maurizio Abate.
11 days in Palermo
- Friday 15th July @ Azoto with an open discussion and workshop.
- Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July @ Von Holden Studio
for a temporary shot shop – with tees and fresh collages.
- Books Flea market lover actions.
- 2nd recording sessions of Esercizi per raffigurazioni mentali
// a 6 chapters album // Listen to #3 here
Another bomb from Holidays Records.
Konstrukt / Peter Brötzmann / Hüseyin Ertunç / Doğan Doğusel / Barlas Tan Özemek
Check this last update of free jazzy gems @ the Holidays website.
So happy to keep on giving a small graphic contribution to this travel!
Looking forward to be at Lastation next 22nd july!
I was invited by Carlos “Tenaglia” Casas to play a nocturnal set in a beautiful place in Puglia: an old train station – the last one in the sud est direction – located in Gagliano del Capo – not too far from Lecce.
On the roof of the train station i’ll be performing some aural tunes from midnight till 6 in the morning. Here the FB event.
The project is curated by http://www.ramdom.net/ and breakfast is included
A double table (100x100x85)x2
and a tetris kitchen.
As often – doing photos it’s not my businnes.. but as my friend Frances Limoni says in Napoli: faje.
Marselleria recently opened a second location in Milano.
it’s in between a space for arts in general and a shop.
Probably the temporary name is PARADISE
Ive got the joy to expose some of my clothes and so i built up a rolling coat hanger.
Pass-by there to have a look – shoes, books, jewelry, hats, sunglasses ect.
the new adress via privata rezia, 2 and it’s pretty close by the first venue.
from 16 to 23 june i visited Bosnia-Erzegovina //
and with 5 friends we descended the water of Neretva.
Sleeping on the openair – cooking with fire – all day long into this super fresh creek..
Such a beatiful experience. Precious time to think and enjoy life – feeding new friendship.
- in the cites and villages still a lots scars and signs of the shitty war of the 90s -
wise and strong breaths from this land.
Close to Konijc I met a true capo called Zio.
Between may and june i visited twice Morena at Clandestino.
I did a 3 days temporary – with the lovely help of Komeini – the persian cat from the restaurant.
He was relaxing on my tees and scarfs. I must say he was a solid presence and definetly a great advisor. I’m slowly starting to look at cats in a different way. I also found out an interesting short book from W.Borroughs about his kind of maniac attraction to cats. He describes cats more as psychic friends than animals against rodents or snakes.
So the temporary went pretty good – and i went back to Milan like after a carnival party.
The first night we also had with us the music full filter of Cristiana / YokoKono. >>>> YK >>>>>
Few weeks later i ve back to help Morena to build up an outside working bench.
So i catched my hand-cart and a train to Faenza.
We spent the morning around to collect wood and whatelse we could need and then started to saw and drill. Yeo. In the end i fell pretty bad on documenting my work and here i have just very raugh images, but im sure this time my main goal was the dinner on the new counter with Morena – as long as she usually never have time to eat
Viva MORENA – and go there for dinner with your lover or friends – it’s really really a great place.
Ops – i forgot to mention that a while ago i did the costumes for Squadra Omega.
Warm costumes to be worm on stage.
Here below another great video shot from the Ursss Chicanos.
at the beginnin of the video you ll see the bass player screaching his leg..
This is normal – he’s a great soccer playa – not jocking – and no pizza party.
I love this Jung an Tagen photo from Milica Balubdžić..
(where he’s actually wearing a cdc tee too = yeo
Have a look to the new Virtual Institut Vienna website.
the lovely S.Juster is a Real Sekretariat Berggasse.
Jung an Tagen does the new intense beat.
Definetly go to see him live!
Another appointment with Cristina Rizzo – this time at the 46th edition of Santarcangelo Festival.
8 different costumes for 8 dancers. The project is called Prélude.
Fanufactered with the Bonotto’s fabric
Last june together with Matteo Castro i had a small journey around Italy to present the first and new full LP of Primorje. Matteo at Second Sleep produced an edition of 200 copies – 45 rpm – mastered by Riccardo “Pedrito” Mazza. We had // pretty good days – really lovely people – happy feelings – pretty happy about the music too
09.06 MILANO @ Standards
10.06 LA SPEZIA @ Benassi’s
11.06 NAPOLI @ Molo
13.06 ROMA @ Fanfulla
14.06 PERUGIA @ Free Ride
15.06 BOLOGNA @ Euphorbia with Mr Alessandro Bosetti
Thanks so much to everyone who helped us!
In Roma we visited the beaufull and rich Fluxus exibition – Sense Sound // Sound Sense by Bonotto at Auditorium parco della musica.
I’m planning about a new serie of Wings. This is a continuous project. Collage of used and new pullover. Lots’ of different materials and colours. Heavy wool or light cottons. It’s a refreshing action. I’m bored about collections and seasons. I dont do collection. i do production – as functional as possible.
During february 2011 Wings was firstly presented at Le Dictateur with an exhibiton called Aero Invisible Giants. There is also an Lp related to Wings that is actually made by the dibate between my newst and the oldest music instrument i had..
Just got a really first preview of the videos from Ursss of the Musica per un giorno project done with Roberta Mosca @ O’. Wow – It will definetly not be easy to edit those more than 4 hours and to decide what to upload.. So it will take a bit more time.
In the meanwhile Roberta and I decided that this 24hours piece will be developed in 24 appointments – 1 per year so 24 year in total: happy and curious to have something to do for the next future
Ah, we also got some nice thoughts about the performance from Angeliki Tzortzakaki – HERE.
At Live Arts Week 2016 – an edition of 15 moving blackboards. Everyday during the festival we were relocating around those “walls” to change the perception of the space at MAMbo.. this was not always confortable – so positive in my opinion.
Here a video recap of those days in Bologna.
Here below some of the last shows we did as Piattaforma Fantastica.
Check the great videos from our friends at Ursss.
X-Mary @ Isla do Cafè
Ertunc-Dogusel-Tan-Caglar @ Biko
Gianni Giublena Rosacroce @ Isla do Cafè
Lettera 22 @ Grotta Svedese
Last months i was running up and down a lot.
Full days of meetings, travels and actions.
Here i’m with a fast recap
Last may i partecipated as Ottaven to the 3rd appointment with “i’m with the band“, a small music and documentary festival organized by the lovely Cinema Beltrade and curated by Marina Calvaresi.
Beltrade is absolutely my favorite cinema in Milano.
I played some tunes over a video from Matteo Pasin.
Mr. LNGGRL said some interesting speech about flowers and industrial music.
here a vimeo preview of the video:
As Arbre du Ténéré we played at a benefit show at Cascina Torchiera sanz’acqua in Milano. This event was organized as support for our friends @ Dal Verme – A great and wild place in Roma – doing concerts and culture at Pigneto from i dont know – many years – almost 10? Anyway shitty politics decisions in a pre-election period into a complex city forced Dal Verme to close for a month..
Here few images about the work i did at M hka – for the Ultra Eczema adventura in Antwerp.
thanks so much to Dennis, Mima, Vaast, Giulia and the people at the museum.
You can also find some of my last printed tees and sweat-shirts at the museum shop!
i loved the Vaast and Kati exhibition so have a look if you are up there!