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For centuries the peoples of the Mediterranean were united in a common perspective; as the name suggests, they saw themselves as living at the center of the world. The Mediterranean Sea links three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa. Surrounding that sea is a world of diverse peoples, languages, and religions. Vibrant cities and ports have, throughout history, engaged in a variety of cultural and economic activities, trading with each other and with merchants in other important centers throughout the world. Traders followed the routes taken by thousands of pilgrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. The Christians, Muslims and Jews had coexisted throughout that period in considerable harmony, despite periods of war and conflict. Mediterreno is composed of several elements playing on sights, textures, colors and objects that summon the sense of the Mediterranean. Yet Alterazioni Video plays with the technique of displacement of these quotidian occupations and objects to raise questions of how traditional connotations are subverted by circumstance. Guernica Picasso' s revolutionary painting, originally inspired by the Spanish Civil War, has long ago surpassed its immediate frame of reference and has became an icon for the horrors of war. When the United Nations covered its own copy with a blue fabric on the occasion of the US's declaration of war on Iraq on October 6th 2002, the US government added a new layer of significance to this icon. Alterazioni Video plays with this shift of meaning, colliding issues of cover up, with references from the UN blue fabric to the blue of the sea and the blue screen of the anchorí»s backdrop on the TV news. Untitled a flacon with Palestinian blood contained in an antique perfume vial, questions the exchange value of life and artifacts. Should the work be sold, proceeds from the sale will be sent to the family of the donor in the Gaza strip. The Holy extra Virgin Project Alterazioni Video presents a video installation which fuses the Tuscan farmers' centuries-old knowledge of olive oil production with the moods, music, style and techniques of the MTV generation. The piece is accompanied by two hundred bottles of the extra virgin olive oil made by the co-operative arranged as an installation. A final element is the painting which translates the classical 'Virgin' or Madonna into a cultural grafted symbol. Alterazioni Video in the autumnal season 2005 has moved to the borders of Toscany to produce a superb virgin extra olive oil, according to the ancient Tuscan-palestinese manufacturing methods. The olive's oil is one of the elements that join the Mediterranean's civilizations. The intent is to reapproach the cultures from the today's difference, crossing the cultural traditions, lost today in the civilization fight. A gesture of extreme generosity which intends to restore values and meaning to the gestures and to the daily consciousness.

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PROJECTS

LAVAZH PARTI
Tirana 2011

ROSA PERFETTO
CENSORED SHOW, Ravenna, Italy 2010

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD
Bandjoun / Cameroon 2009

SYMPHONY N.1
New York 2009

I WOULD PREFER NOT TO
Milan 2009

VELIKI CEVAPCIC
Ljubljana 2008

INCOMPIUTO SICILIANO
from 2006

COPY_RIGHT_NO_COPY_RIGHT
Manifesta 7 Rovereto 2008, Shanghai 2007, Milano 2005

SOMETIMES YOU MUST BREAK THE RULES
Eindhoven 2007

NIGHT TALK OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY
China 2007

VIOLENT ATTITUDE
Shanghai 2007

THE AESTHETIC OF DRUGS
Taipei 2008, Reggio Emilia 2007

MEDITERRANEO
New York 2006

NO THINK NO PLAN NO SLEEP
Falluja 2006

IF YOU HEAR SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
New York 2006

1-800-IRAKI-ARTS
New York 2006

WAITING FOR THE TSUNAMI
Worldwide 2005

LIGHT WAVES
from 2005

LEGAL SUPPORT
Shanghai 2007, Moscow 2006,
Genova 2004

 

 

Alterazioni video
MEDITERRANEO
New York, 2006

exhibited:
Mediterraneo
, curated by Manon Slome and Ombretta Agro',Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA, 2006

link to related works:
guernica
the holy extra virgin
untitled

 

 

 

For centuries the peoples of the Mediterranean were united in a common perspective; as the name suggests, they saw themselves as living at the center of the world. The Mediterranean Sea links three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa. Surrounding that sea is a world of diverse peoples, languages, and religions. Vibrant cities and ports have, throughout history, engaged in a variety of cultural and economic activities, trading with each other and with merchants in other important centers throughout the world. Traders followed the routes taken by thousands of pilgrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. The Christians, Muslims and Jews had coexisted throughout that period in considerable harmony, despite periods of war and conflict.

Mediterreno is composed of several elements playing on sights, textures, colors and objects that summon the sense of the Mediterranean. Yet Alterazioni Video plays with the technique of displacement of these quotidian occupations and objects to raise questions of how traditional connotations are subverted by circumstance.

 

Guernica
Picasso' s revolutionary painting, originally inspired by the Spanish Civil War, has long ago surpassed its immediate frame of reference and has became an icon for the horrors of war. When the United Nations covered its own copy with a blue fabric on the occasion of the US's declaration of war on Iraq on October 6th 2002, the US government added a new layer of significance to this icon. Alterazioni Video plays with this shift of meaning, colliding issues of cover up, with references from the UN blue fabric to the blue of the sea and the blue screen of the anchor¡¯s backdrop on the TV news.

 

Untitled
a flacon with Palestinian blood contained in an antique perfume vial, questions the exchange value of life and artifacts. Should the work be sold, proceeds from the sale will be sent to the family of the donor in the Gaza strip.

 

 

The Holy extra Virgin Project
Alterazioni Video presents a video installation which fuses the Tuscan farmers' centuries-old knowledge of olive oil production with the moods, music, style and techniques of the MTV generation. The piece is accompanied by two hundred bottles of the extra virgin olive oil made by the co-operative arranged as an installation.
A final element is the painting which translates the classical 'Virgin' or Madonna into a cultural grafted symbol.
Alterazioni Video in the autumnal season 2005 has moved to the borders of Toscany to produce a superb virgin extra olive oil, according to the ancient Tuscan-palestinese manufacturing methods. The olive’s oil is one of the elements that join the Mediterranean’s civilizations.
The intent is to reapproach the cultures from the today's difference, crossing the cultural traditions, lost today in the civilization fight. A gesture of extreme generosity which intends to restore values and meaning to the gestures and to the daily consciousness.