(altre) avventure di Pinocchio by Lorenzo Tricoli
Lorenzo Tricoli is an artist who uses photography as his privileged expressive tool; in this case, to realize the project, he has chosen the modality of appropriation.
LORENZO TRICOLI passed away recently, for respect to his family, we will not sell his book until further notice. You can mail us to know more about it.
A journey amid the greatness, ambiguities, miseries, beauty, surreality, flashes of genius, insolence, madness, moral corruption, eccentricity and the many contradictions and “chiaroscuros” of 20th century Italy.
The real motivation came from a feeling of indignation, and it pushed me to realize the project. A feeling of anger and consternation in front of international mockery for the public and private shenanigans of the then PM Berlusconi. Italy through the filter of ‘berlusconism’ philosophy had become a ridicolous circus, staging depressing shows. So…it made sense to spotlight that pathetic nonsense. Indulging in the luxury of denouncing, with a lot of smiling
The justapoxed texts and images tell a story of their own. The artist doesn’t create or transforms but nevertheless ignites a metamorphosis that takes shape in the matching of images and texts, creating a radical change of meaning of both. Dramatic moments in Italian recent history – like the Years of Lead or enviromental catastrophes– get mixed up with scandals and corruption, and blend with lighter and funny events of popular culture, bringing everything back on the same level. At the center of everything, the artistic operation of reshuffling the meanings attributed by the media to images. Characters of the events are treated like clowns or unaware comedians in a circus-like show, in which the daily tragedy and comedy mixes together and blend seamlessly.