I started thinking about The armor about four years ago, while I was imagining how glorious it would be to... Read More
I started thinking about The armor about four years ago, while I was imagining how glorious it would be to be one of the Amazons, Vikings. I felt my body invincible and I was surprised when it wasn't as agile as I thought. At that time, I had started shooting a film, wandering Italy in search of dreamlike and transcendental places. I traveled through the caves, the chthonic spaces, the levels of the seas and volcanoes, looking for a Dantesque drift of geological and mental strata. I went through many states; first of all that of fatigue. It was essential that I experience it to reach an almost eschatological sense and a cinematic truth. The armor weighs around 25 kg, which is what warriors wore in medieval era. I wore it a few times, invoking the spirit of the ancient warriors, experiencing the limitations it imposed on my not so strong physicality, in the end, walking a few meters, becoming an absurd and glorious body. My vision is to continue this project by evolving the initial concept, towards lightness! I will use porcelain parts and the bucchero technique, without the aid of glazes, in a single firing, transforming the Golem into a feral self-supporting structure. Subsequently I would like to incorporate The armor in a video installation, bringing the work to a further visionary, as a transliteration of language, from sculptural to virtual, a theme that is very dear to me.