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[Sardinia 2010/11] Creation of the installation "Light Building" inspired by a series of questions on the cognitive and empathetic potential of the imagination. Hence, the "Light Building" is a container of images to be imagined; an “inner vision” focused on oneself and others.

[Morocco 2010] Photographic research on “port movements”, a comparison between past and future.

[Cuba 2010] Photographic research on the Cuban “resistance” at the Havana Boxing Centre and meeting with the author Daniel Chavarria. Pictorial research: a self-portrait (oil on canvas 40X40), seen as acquisition of Cuban traits.

[Vietnam 2008/09] Pictorial and photographic research on some elements of Vietnamese tradition and on elements of western modernity. Particular focus on the world of construction workers in Hanoi’s building sites.

[Romania 2008] Research on the theme of “resistance”, highlighting the hardships of a post-Soviet reality, with particular emphasis on the landfill of Pata Rat and the boxing centre of Cluj Napoca.

[Great Britain 2007] Research on water seen as a symbol of “resistance” or a way to escape from the solid form, in an attempt to reverse Bauman’s analysis. London: a series of underwater videos trying to narrate this dualism.

[U.S.A. 2007] Research into water seen as a symbol of “resistance” or a way to escape from the solid form, in an attempt to reverse Bauman’s analysis. New York: a series of underwater videos trying to narrate this dualism.

[Hawaii 2007] Research into water seen as a symbol of “resistance” or a way to escape from the solid form, in an attempt to reverse Bauman’s analysis. Maui: a series of underwater videos trying to narrate this dualism.

[China 2007] Between Shanghai and the Province of Yunnan, pictorial and photographic research into the contradictions inherent in Chinese modernization.

[Argentina 2006] Stage on photo-reporting under the guidance of photo reporter Gaston Renis.
Research into the origins and intimateness of the tango – series of video-clips shot in a dressing room of a milonga in Buenos Aires. Video & photo reportage inside a villa miserias of Buenos Aires (Fuerte Apache). Start of the idea of cataloguing everything that is Fluid: Series of videos and photos at the Iguaçu falls.

[Sardinia 2006] Photo reportage on the Sardinian carnival celebrations, with special emphasis on the relationship between tradition and modernity. The main players in the pagan rites "Sos Mamuthones" and "Sos Issohadores" have survived into modernity with all their fascination and mystery.

[Brazil 2006] Second phase of research into the history, music and origins of Brazil.

[Taiwan 2005] Taipei: Photo reportage on the workers’ protests, subsequently applied to painting.

[Brazil 2005] Start of a long research project on the history, music and origins of Brazil. Photo reportage on a long trip starting from Belèm and reaching as far as San Paolo.

[Manila 2005] Video and photo research on some elements of Philippine tradition and the destructive effects of western modernity. Special emphasis on the slums.

[Senegal 2005] Reportage on a long trip starting from Dakar and ending at Casamance, land of the rebels and hence a symbol of resistance.

[Capo Verde 2005] Photo reportage focusing on the phenomenon of immigration.

[China 2004] A series of shots focusing on daily life scenes: the dressmaker with her old sewing machine, the journalist, the gleaming skyscrapers of Shanghai. Series of shots dedicated to understanding the figure of Mao Tse Tung, the political symbol of China in both past and present, a reproducible icon which enters the network of daily life. Videos aimed at capturing the music and elements of a tradition that survive in a fast changing world.

[Uruguay 2002] Recordings of images following not a logical route but rather an instinctive pathway.

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