Collage made of a punch holed image, confetti, text and paper cut outs on the gallery wall.

The text is a poem I wrote by using just the letters composing the name Antonello da Messina, a composition in form of acrostic that hides the name of the painter and referres to the enigma of his self-portray. The red forms are taken from art history, from De Chirico paintings to Calder mobiles and evoke the form of Antonello's hat, like if it was flying in an imaginative trip and never landing. It is a declaration of poetic: in my work a sense of transience and mobility is the mean to create ever new poetic spaces of fredom and meaning.

POEM IN FORM OF AN ACROSTIC

SENTI LONTANO

ALI SONNOLENTE ELIO SALATO

LIETO ONESTO LENTO

E IL SOLE? E’ ANELLO O SOLIDO?

INDOLENTEMENTE TENSIONE LANOSA

INSANA DANNOSA

DOLMEN O ATLAS? MENTE O MELODIA?

IDEA O NOTA?

 LODIAMO L’INSOLITO L’ANOMALIA

SOLO ANTIDOTO SOLO NESSO SOLA LEALTA’

SOLO ASSIOMA ANTONELLO

ANTONELLO'S HAT

mixed media installation


Sprovieri Art Gallery, London 2001