Human Networks and Microbiology.

research project
Unicellular colony, with developed moulds – early stages research picture (late 2022)
Unicellular colony, with developed moulds — early stages research picture (late 2022)

My current research project has been partly influenced by my previous 15-year practice focused on the in-person and virtual human collaborative processes. From a privileged and informed point of view as a designer and a social observer, I naturally found interest in the tiny fundamental similarities and divergencies between our social/individual behaviors as human beings, and living unicellular organisms.

Currently arising to a wider spectrum of meanings referred to human networks and their consequences, in 2022 a first version of an artwork’s concept paper named Evolving Human Nature has been submitted to the attention of the Curators Chiara Spagnol, Irene Sofia Comi and Milovan Farronato for the program “Human Nature”, at Casa degli Artisti (Milan). At that early stage the focus of the research was gender identity and society.

Unusual reflections.

A collaboration with GIampiero ROMANò ´
Guardoni (2022), detail – custom electronic eye animation

Since 2022, through the dialogue emerged with Giampiero Romanò, a research process has born aimed at discovering a chance to merge a digital dimension, intrinsically with mirrors, able to interact with humans and the environment reflected. The artwork (Guardoni, 2022) shown above has been presented during the Milan Design Week 2022, at TOILETPAPER Home, via Giuseppe Balzaretti 4, Milan.

PRODUCTION

Privacy (2022)
Privacy (2022)

PRIVACY

Antique rectangular wall mirror made of carved and pierced gilt wood with leaves pattern and C-scrolls, riddled with pellets and the resulting hole decorated with animated screen activated through motion sensor.

Size: cm 45H x 54W x 6D
Materials: wood, gold leaf, mirror, electronics.

Unique piece, 2022

Guardoni (2022)
Guardoni (2022)

GUARDONI

Rectangular mirror created with mirror slivers and scraps, riddled with pellets. The resulting holes are decorated through backlit eyes graphics and animated screens.

Size: cm 87H x 64W x 3,5D
Materials: mirror, wood, plastic, electronics.

Unique piece, 2022

Inverse (2022)
Inverse (2022)

INVERSE

Trapezoid shaped wall mirror created with mirror slivers and scraps, riddled with pellets and the resulting holes decorated through animated screens.

Size: cm 90H x 106W x 4D

Materials: mirror, wood, plastic, electronics.

Unique piece, 2022

1UP (2023)
1UP (2023)

1UP

Pentagonal shaped wall wooden frame, wooden panels pierced in correspondence to the natural knots, and the resulting holes decorated with animated screens.

Size: cm 71H x 50W x 7D
Materials: wood, plastic, electronics.

Unique piece, 2023

Black Hole (2023)
Black Hole (2023)

BLACK HOLE

Antique carved, lacquered and gilded wood wall mirror composed by four sectioned, chased and beveled mirrors joined through gold flows. Central hole showing an eye animation.

Size: cm 128H x 79W x 10D
Materials: wood, mirror, 24k gold leaf, acrylic, resin, electronics.

Unique piece, 2023

Eudaimonia (2023)

EUDAIMONIA

Antique double tiered gilt wood oval mirror, richly carved and pierced with leaves and flowers motifs, curls and volutes. Mirror riddled with pellets and the resulting hole decorated through animated screen.

Size: cm 65H x 45W x 10D
Materials: wood, mirror, gold leaf, electronics.

Unique piece, 2023

Laetitia (2023)

LAETITIA

Antique rectangular gilt wood and plaster mirror, carved and engraved with leaves, flowers and volutes pattern. Mirror riddled with pellets and the resulting hole decorated through animated screen.

Size: cm 60H x 70W x 10D
Materials: wood, plaster, gold leaf, mirror, electronics.

Unique piece, 2023

Eureka! (2024)

EUREKA! (TOILETPAPER)

Antique shaped gilt wood wall mirror, richly carved and pierced with flower and leaves pattern. Mirror with TOILETPAPER direct print original graphic, and holes decorated through animated screens.

Size: cm 160H x 86W x 10D
Materials: wood, gold leaf, glass, silvering, UV print, electronics.

Unique piece, 2024

Unbounded (2024)

UNBOUNDED

Ancient metal aviary embossed, chiseled, pierced and gilded, with vegetal and floral motifs, curls and scrolls. Suspended preserved roses composition run through lit transparent rods, decorated with eyes.

Size: cm 175H x 60W x 60D
Materials: metal, plexiglass, preserved roses and stems, electronics.

Installation, 2024

My practice, in brief.

For about 15 years my practice has been focused on co-producing, co-designing and co-facilitating at Architects of Group Genius more than 150 collaborative laboratories, across 16 different countries over 5 continents, 6 languages and many more cultures, serving some of the most admired organizations in the world, including Art Basel, Audi, Coeuraj (Inclusive, Collaborative, and Sustainable World) Ferrero, Fiat-Chrysler, General Electric, Harvard Business School, Independent Sector, Media Development Investment Fund, Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, OECD, The Jewish Agency for Israel, UniCredit, Volkswagen Group, World Economic Forum.

Mostly it has been about creating, together with other knowledge workers, an intellectual, social, physical and digital space that allowed people to experiment in an unconventional way, within a safe and inclusive environment.

During the development of one’s self, I believe that human being’s growth should walk through a journey made of a continuous research process in order to express oneself in an evolved manner, compared to a phase, or a previous leap. Since 2022 my interest and passion have pushed me to embark myself in an artistic journey, the beginning of a leap.

EXHIBITIONS / ART FAIRS

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2024

Seletti Store Milano
corso Garibaldi, 117 – 20121 Milan

TOILETPAPER Home
via G. Balzaretti, 4 – 20133 Milan

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2022

TOILETPAPER Home
via G. Balzaretti, 4 – 20133 Milan