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Selected minor and prototype works
Fingerprints Catalogue
2014. Online project.
Data as Culture 2014 Exhibition catalogue of works for the Open Data Institute of London, UK. This online catalogue makes uses of sophisticated tracking technology to monitor and store so-called individual "fingerprints".
The fingerprints left on the catalogue and its artworks are collected for composing the display of the featured artworks and generating meta-artworks created through your data and subverting images of the original works in the show. It's a participatory and interactive catalogue that always changes and expands upon its use.

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White Video Visitation Torture
2013. Audio/Visual interactive installation.
This artwork questions the use of Video Visitation technology introduced in US prisons over the past several years. The term "White Torture" originally comes from Iran, where intellectuals, activists and detainees themselves use it to refer to the use of incommunicado solitary confinement. In the installation a reproduction of the Video Visitation device is installed inside a small, uncomfortable white booth. This replica of a prison's Video Visitation booth engages the audience in a reenactment of the experience of prisoners interacting with their visitors through the video interface device, in which the quality of communication is deteriorated, and constant, unregulated surveillance is maintained through the automatic publishing of each conversation onto a public website.

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Transparent Cities
2011. Mixed Media.
Transparent Cities is a conceptual project concerning contemporary surveillance technologies and their related social implications. It is an inverse surveillance project. It aims to balance our asymmetrical relationship with surveillance and expose the lack of transparency in contemporary societies. The media intervention is an installation of unauthorized CCTV cameras, which automatically take pictures of public officials and publish them across social media as part of a participative surveillance. Transparent Cities' CCTV cameras have been created through hacking home-consumer IP cameras, transforming them into independent units powered by solar panels. The cameras are of a similar design to the ones installed by authorities and city administrators. They have become camouflaged in an urban environment already packed with CCTV equipment. The growing importance of networked media has altered the way surveillance is practised. Wireless devices are small, pervasive and ubiquitous, and can quickly spread sensitive data over popular platforms.

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inVeritas
2011. Digital prints.
inVeritas is a project to democratize the power of the Italian media. Everyone is invited to freely create the news story he or she wants to communicate. With inVeritas.net, newspaper head/menu.phplines can be generated for twenty-one Italian papers in A3 format, ready to print-off in seconds.
Citizens, either individually or in groups, can then disseminate the news story by posting the head/menu.phplines near their local news-stands. inVeritas gives everyone the chance to speak and disseminate news directly through news-stands across Italy.

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Time and Truth Don’t Unveil the Reason
2009. Digital print PVC and vinyl stickers. 250x170cm.
This work is created from a digital copy of the painting "The Truth Unveiled by Time" by Baroque master Giambattista Tiepolo. It has been partly covered by stickers which alter the interpretation of its iconographic symbolism.
The painting has been used as the backdrop for press conferences given by Silvio Berlusconi’s Italian government. The Prime Minister altered the painting, hiding the nipple of the woman (allegorically the truth). "Time and Truth Don't Unveil the Reason" concerns censorship and political consent. It suggests that time and truth alone are not sufficient for finding illumination by the light of reason – a position ever obfuscated by control over people’s perception of reality.

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Obsessed Obscured Oppressed
Digital print on acetate. 30x42cm.
A black nightmare in which most of our obsessions overlap chaotically, revealing a blurry image of the orderly, repetitive composition of decadent capitalist society. Status symbols, consumerism, wars, info-overload, pollution, success, sex, waste, money, etc.– from these emerge deep-felt anxieties, as people fret over duties and aspirations. The urgent, pressing pace of life and the onslaught of imposed desires inevitably result in an overpowering sense of guilt, which comes from the responsibility given to single individuals.

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